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Title

Untitled

1805


Artist

CHEN Shouqi

China


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.


Details


Alternative title

After Shi Diao Tu


Place where the work was made

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


Artist information

CHEN Shouqi

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
China