Wang Xizhi and Geese

Ni Tian, China

About 1900

Inscription: I have sought it forever. Painted by Ni Tian.

Wang Xizhi (303-361) is one of most famous calligraphers of China. As a hobby he raised geese. Legend has it that he learned the key of how to turn his wrist while writing by observing how the geese moved their necks.