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Title

Untitled


Artist

CHEN Shouqi

China


About

Chen Shouqi (alias Gongpu,Jiexiang, Weiren, style name Zuohai, Meixiu, Yinping Shanren) native of Houguan, Fujian Province, was a scholar of Chinese classics and also an educator who emphasized the teaching of traditional Confucianism.
The composition of the painting reminds one of the story of You Yin (1732-1812)’s painting Shidiao Tu , and the story behind it. You Yin managed to obtain a copper teapot once owned by Song dynasty’s poet Su Dongpo, but had to submit it to the emperor. He missed it so much that he asked a potter to copy Su’s Shidiao pot. He also painted many paintings with his pot and sprays of plum blossom to give to people. These paintings had a great impact on later literati painters who admired Su Dongpo, and believed the plum blossom processed the supercilious spirit of a gentleman.


Details


Alternative title

After Shi Diao Tu


Place where the work was made

China


Date

1805


Media category

Painting


Materials used

album leaf: ink and colour on paper


Dimensions

23.8 cm diam.


Credit

Gift of Edmund Capon 2013


Location

Not on display


Accession number

255.2013


Artist information

CHEN Shouqi

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
China