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Title

Seeking for a line in a poem

1997

Artist

Xu Lele

China

1955 -

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  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Date
    1997
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    album leaf; ink and colour on paper
    Dimensions
    39.0 x 58.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated u.l., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink, 'the Spring of the year of Dingchou (1997)… Le'.
    Signed c.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink, “Le [artist's seal]".
    Signed c.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink, “Xu [artist's seal]".
    Signed l.r., in Chinese, stamped in red ink, “Le [artist's seal]".

    Credit
    Purchased 1997
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    366.1997
    Artist information
    Xu Lele

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  • About

    Xu Lele, a talented female artist, satirises the literati tradition of figure painting. Her droll figures, engaged with the traditional scholarly pursuits of enjoying nature, relaxation, and wine, mock the disdainful demeanour of the scholars depicted by literati mentors such as the great Chen Hongshou (1599-1652).'

    Excerpt from ‘Chinese New Literati Painting’ by Jackie Menzies, September 1997.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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