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Figure walking around Mount Huang

  • Description

    Lu Yanshao painted within the classical tradition, and his own style is noted for the diagonal sense of movement, also evident in this work.

    The inscription reads: ‘Fifty years ago I came to Mount Huang to climb the Shixin [literally ‘Begin-to-Believe’] Peak. At the Duxian [literally ‘Passing Immortals’] Bridge, there used to be a “helping” pine tree whose old trunk you could hold to cross the bridge, but has now been replaced by balustrades. After crossing the bridge, the lanes are winding through cracking rocks. The setting of nature makes me begin to believe the magnificent scenes of Mount Huang are the best among all. This is where the name “Begin-to-Believe” comes from.’

  • Details

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    AsiaChinaAnhui province Mount Huang (place of creation)
    AsiaChinaAnhui province Mount Huang (subject)
    June 1981
    Lu Yanshao (1909 - 1993) (artist)
    Material and technique
    ink and colour on paper
    frame 99 x 82.3 x 2 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 66.2 x 43.8 cm (height x width)
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    Presented in honour of the forthcoming 70th birthdays of Jose Mauricio and Angelita Trinidad Reyes, 1995.
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  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 24 September-1 December 1996, Modern Chinese Paintings: The Reyes Collection in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, Vainker, Shelagh (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 1996), no. 55 on p. 47, p. 8, illus. p. 46 fig. 55

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