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Title

Interrogation

1947


Artist

Yan Han

China

1916 - 2011


About

Proof of this is the print titled “Electing Leaders by Casting Beans” which differs from the same title shown in the catalogue “Selected Woodcuts by Yan Han”page24. For example in the Gallery print, the figure sixth from the left has a bald head, whereas the print shown in the catalogue shows the same figure with a full head of hair. Again, on the Gallery print the text “Long live the Communist Party!” on the far left back wall “Long live the Communist Party!” is not carved in full and is written in a vertical style. In the catalogue it has changed to a horizontal style of writing and the text is here fully written. The artist insists the Gallery’s print dates to 1947 (as he has inscribed it in pencil) whilst the one in the catalogue is dated in 1948. According to the artist Yan Han, the work now owned by the Gallery is the “Authentic” work. The print shown in the catalogue “Selected Woodcuts by Yan Han” was altered to suit propaganda purposes.


Details


Alternative title

审问 [Shenwen]


Place where the work was made

China


Period

Republic 1912 - 1949 → China


Date

1947


Media category

Print


Materials used

woodcut


Dimensions

13.0 x 14.5 cm image; 24.2 x 28.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., in Chinese, pencil "Yan Han 1947".


Credit

Gift of the artist 1995


Location

Not on display


Accession number

223.1996


Artist information

Yan Han

Works in the collection

3


Place

Where the work was made
China

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history