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Title

Fan with 'Comment on painting' in running script

1941
1942

Artists

Shang Yanliu

China

1875 - 1963

Huang Junbi

China, Taiwan

1899 - 1991

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Dates
    1941
    1942
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    ink and colour on paper
    Dimensions
    24.0 x 52.5 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Ms Nancy Lee 2008
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    186.2008
    Artist information
    Shang Yanliu

    Works in the collection

    2

    Artist information
    Huang Junbi

    Works in the collection

    1

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  • About

    'Comment on painting' in running script on one side of the fan was painted by Shang Yanliu (1875-1963) in 1941. A native of Panyu (present day Guangzhou), Shang earned the coveted 'jinshi' degree in 1904, earning third place, and became a member of the Hanlin Academy. He later served in the Republican government as an adviser to the President, and was regarded as a master in modern Chinese calligraphic history.

    The landscape on the other side of the fan was painted by Huang Junbi (1899-1991) and dated 1942. Huang, a native of Nanhai, Guangdong province, was regarded as one of the great masters in the history of modern Chinese ink painting. He served as professor in the art department of the National Central University in 1940s. He relocated to Taiwan in 1949 and served as a professor in the Art Department of the National Taiwan Normal University.'

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2008.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

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