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Collection

ZHANG Erkang

(China  – )

Title
Landscape after Dai Xi
Place of origin
China
Period
Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
Year
1896
Media category
Painting
Materials used
hanging scroll, ink on paper
Dimensions

65.0 x 32.2 cm image; 164.0 x 44.5 cm scroll

Credit
Gift of Dr. James Hayes 2011
Accession number
385.2011
Location
Not on display
Further information

ZHANG Erkang, a native of Wanping (presently south of Beijing), was a painter active during the late 19th century. His life is sketchy, but he is known for his copies of Dai Xi’s (1801-1860) paintings. Sometimes these works were inscribed with Zhang’s own name; on other occasions they were simply forged as Dai’s paintings, which were considered too close to Dai’s brush work to distinguish.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2011.