39.0 x 58.0cm
Xu Lele, a talented female artist, satirises the literati tradition of figure painting. Her droll figures, engaged with the traditional scholarly pursuits of enjoying nature, relaxation, and wine, mock the disdainful demeanour of the scholars depicted by literati mentors such as the great Chen Hongshou (1599-1652).'
Excerpt from ‘Chinese New Literati Painting’ by Jackie Menzies, September 1997.
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales Annual Report 1998 1998, 'Collections', pg. 15-19, Domain, 1998, 17 (colour illus.).
Jonathan Cooper (Editor), Exhibitions events - Art Gallery of New South Wales Nov 1999-Jan 2000, Sydney, Nov 1999-Jan 2000, 14 (colour illus.).
Bruce James, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'Asian Collection: East Asia', pg.246-287, Domain, 1999, 266 (colour illus.). The text referring to this image actually belongs to Accession no. 365.1997, Xu Lele, 'Teaching the classical canon'.
Chinese New Literati Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 23 Aug 1997–05 Oct 1997