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Title

Figure Painting


Artist

CHEN Nong

China


About

Chen Nong, (alias Ming Zhai, style name Geng Ye), a native of Ganquan (present day Yangzhou, Jiangsu province). In Dictionary of names of Chinese artists he is described as specialising in painting historical figures and followed the traditional method which is demonstrated in this painting. The delicate clean lines point to the famous painter Gu Kaizhi (346-407), even the colours are reminiscent of his work. According to the inscription, the painting was painted on the birthday of Sakyamuni, which is April 8, in the year of Yiwei.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 2013.


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Media category

Painting


Materials used

ink and colour on silk


Dimensions

27.2 x 32.4 cm image


Signature & date

Signed "Painted by Chen Nong at Ming studio on the day of Yufo of the yiwei year"


Credit

Gift of Edmund Capon 2013


Location

Not on display


Accession number

256.2013


Artist information

CHEN Nong

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
China