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Two men playing chess

  • Description

    Su Liupeng was an outstanding folk painter in early 19th century Guangdong province. He spent his early years in the Luofu Mountains in eastern Guangdong studying painting under Monk Dekun. This experience laid the foundation for his future painting career. He had some thirty hao (alternative names), such as the Woodcutter, most of which were related to the Luofu Mountains and the famous scenic spots there.

    The table and seats in this painting seem to be made of natural raw materials such as wood and stone which could have come from a mountain. Thus this painting may be depicting a scene of the artists’ or his friends’ lives when he was living in the Luofu Mountains.

  • Details

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    AsiaChina Guangdong province (place of creation)
    1830s - 1850s
    Su Liupeng (1796 - 1862) (artist)
    Material and technique
    ink and colour on paper
    page 43 x 33.5 cm (height x width)
    painting 28.2 x 25.6 cm (height x width)
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    Presented in honour of Dr Angelita Trinidad and the late Jose Mauricio Reyes to celebrate the opening of the Khoan and Michael Sullivan Gallery of Chinese Painting, 2000.
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