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Title

Landscape

1945


Artist

HUANG Binhong

China

1864 - 1955


About

'One of the last in the great tradition of literati landscape painters, Huang Binhong was born into a family with established artistic and literary traditions in Anhui province. From the age of ten he learnt the arts of painting and seal engraving and, in true literati tradition, in his teenage years he began to collect Yuan and Ming dynasty paintings. Having moved to Shanghai at the beginning of the 20th century, he edited an encyclopaedia of writings on the fine arts. Later he became head of the Zhejiang Academy of Arts in Hangzhou, where he spent the remainder of his life.

Assuming such teaching and academic roles was not uncommon for painters of Huang's eminence. His style was deeply influenced by the aestheticism and purity of the literati tradition and, as in this painting, he delighted in the use of brush and ink and used colour most sparingly. The inscription states that the painting is dedicated to Mr. Qin Zhi; it is signed Huang Binhong in his 81st year (1945).'

‘The Asian Collections: Art Gallery of New South Wales’. pg.170.
© 2003 Trustees, Art Gallery of New South Wales


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Date

1945


Media category

Painting


Materials used

hanging scroll; ink and slight colour on paper


Dimensions

67.6 x 38.2 cm


Signature & date

Signed u.r., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink "… Huang Binhong in 1945"
Signed u.r., in Chinese, stamped in red ink “Huang Binhong [artist's seal]"


Credit

Purchased 1987


Accession number

479.1987


Artist information

HUANG Binhong

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


  • The four seasons, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Jun 1989–Jul 1990

  • Chinese Painting, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Nov 1991–27 Jan 1992


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Shanghai School and Modern Painting', Sydney, 2003, 171 (colour illus.).

Jackie Menzies, Contemporary Chinese Painting, 'Huang Binhong', Sydney, 1985, 14 (illus.). Cat.no.5