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Title

Galloping horse

1944

Artist

Xu Beihong

China

1895 - 1953

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Date
    1944
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    hanging scroll; ink and light colour on paper
    Dimensions
    62.3 x 50.3cm image; 187.5 x 77.6cm scroll
    Signature & date

    Singed and dated, l.r. in Chinese, inscribed in black ink, 'Beihong, the year of Jiashen (1944)'.
    Singed l.r. in Chinese, stamped in red ink "Xu” [artist's seal], round relief.

    Credit
    Purchased 1988
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    394.1988
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Xu Beihong

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Few modern Chinese artists have achieved such renown as Xu Beihong. Famed not only for his prodigious output but also for his gregarious styles, he worked in the European manner in oils, infusing his Chinese brushwork with moments of the Western aesthetic of definition through light and shade. He became immensely popular and widely known with his series of ink paintings of ebullient horses, of which this is a prime example. The painting is dated to the 'jiashen' year (1944).

    After an unusually international life, Xu Beihong finally settled in Beijing in 1946 as principal of the Beijing College of the Arts and then from 1949 as head of the Central Academy. A memorial museum, devoted to Xu's life and work is located in Beijing.

    The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.171.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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