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Title

Folding fan with landscape painting and poem in seal script

1921

Artists

LU Zhanyuan

China

Unknown

China

Alternate image of Folding fan with landscape painting and poem in seal script by LU Zhanyuan, Unknown
Alternate image of Folding fan with landscape painting and poem in seal script by LU Zhanyuan, Unknown
Alternate image of Folding fan with landscape painting and poem in seal script by LU Zhanyuan, Unknown
  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Date
    1921
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    ink and colour on paper
    Dimensions
    33.1 cm
    Credit
    Gift of Dr. James Hayes 2009
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    315.2009
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    LU Zhanyuan

    Works in the collection

    1

    Artist information
    Unknown

    Works in the collection

    56

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    The poem painted by Lu Zhanyuan may be translated as follows: ‘So many people from the mundane world, are not the match of this old gentleman; they do not ride a donkey backwards, but always look back towards the past.’ The poem is followed by an inscription, reading: ‘On the right I have written the poem about Zhang Guolao riding a donkey backwards, at the request of Mr. Huanwen, Director of the Society. Late learner Lu Zhanyuan, in the year of 'xinyou' (1921), May Festival.'

    There are three seals, including: ‘Ruyi jixiang (auspicious, as one wishes)’ and ‘Lu Zhanyuan’. Zhang Guolao (7th and 8th century), one of the famous Daoist Eight Immortals in popular culture, is said to have always been riding a donkey backwards.

    Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2009.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

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