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Title

Untitled

1805

Artist

Chen Shouqi

China

1771 – 1834

  • Details

    Alternative title
    After Shi Diao Tu
    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
    Date
    1805
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    album leaf: ink and colour on paper
    Dimensions
    23.8 cm diam.
    Credit
    Gift of Edmund Capon AM, OBE 2013
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    255.2013
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Chen Shouqi

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  • About

    Chen Shouqi (alias Gongpu,Jiexiang, Weiren, style name Zuohai, Meixiu, Yinping Shanren) native of Houguan, Fujian Province, was a scholar of Chinese classics and also an educator who emphasized the teaching of traditional Confucianism.
    The composition of the painting reminds one of the story of You Yin (1732-1812)’s painting Shidiao Tu , and the story behind it. You Yin managed to obtain a copper teapot once owned by Song dynasty’s poet Su Dongpo, but had to submit it to the emperor. He missed it so much that he asked a potter to copy Su’s Shidiao pot. He also painted many paintings with his pot and sprays of plum blossom to give to people. These paintings had a great impact on later literati painters who admired Su Dongpo, and believed the plum blossom processed the supercilious spirit of a gentleman.

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    Where the work was made

    China