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Title

Figure Painting

Artist

Chen Nong

China

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    ink and colour on silk
    Dimensions
    27.2 x 32.4 cm image
    Signature & date

    Signed "Painted by Chen Nong at Ming studio on the day of Yufo of the yiwei year"

    Credit
    Gift of Edmund Capon AM, OBE 2013
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    256.2013
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Chen Nong

    Works in the collection

    1

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  • About

    Chen Nong, (alias Ming Zhai, style name Geng Ye), a native of Ganquan (present day Yangzhou, Jiangsu province). In Dictionary of names of Chinese artists he is described as specialising in painting historical figures and followed the traditional method which is demonstrated in this painting. The delicate clean lines point to the famous painter Gu Kaizhi (346-407), even the colours are reminiscent of his work. According to the inscription, the painting was painted on the birthday of Sakyamuni, which is April 8, in the year of Yiwei.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 2013.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China