Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Ashmolean − Eastern Art Online, Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art

Chinese Paintings in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

A catalogue of the Ashmolean collection of Chinese paintings by Shelagh Vainker (published Oxford, 2000).

Chinese Paintings in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford by Shelagh Vainker

Note to the catalogue

The Chinese paintings in the Ashmolean Museum are mostly nineteenth and twentieth century in date, with only a few examples from the Ming (1368-1644) and earlier part of the Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. The catalogue is not therefore divided according to period, but lists artists alphabetically according to the romanization in pinyin of their names. Where artists not from the mainland are known by other romanizations, they appear under that name, with the pinyin equivalent being given below. Artists’ alternative names, zi and hao, appear following the principal name in both romanization and Chinese characters. Inscriptions are reproduced in Chinese characters as completely as transcription and computer programmes allow; dates and occasionally other information are included in the catalogue entries, otherwise the inscriptions are not translated. Seals are listed by number and where they belong to the artist, that is indicated. Artists’ biographies are followed by bibliographic references to monographs and exhibition catalogues.


Object information may not accurately reflect the actual contents of the original publication, since our online objects contain current information held in our collections database. Click on 'buy this publication' to purchase printed versions of our online publications, where available, or contact the Jameel Study Centre to arrange access to books on our collections that are now out of print.

© 2013 University of Oxford - Ashmolean Museum