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The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting

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  • Description

    This is the third volume of a Qing dynasty (1645-1911) edition of The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting. This particular page opening illustrates the method for painting wild geese in flight. It is unusual in appearing as a complete composition, and Xu Bing has reproduced much of it in his The Mustard Seed Garden Landscape Scroll [LI2007.77].

  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia China (probable place of creation)
    Qing Dynasty (1645 - 1911)
    after Wang Gai (1645 - 1707) (designer)
    Material and technique
    print; bound
    closed 25.4 x 16.2 x 1.1 cm (height x width x depth)
    double page 25.1 x 29 cm (height x width)
    Material index
    Technique index
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    Credit line
    Lent by the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.
    Accession no.
  • Further reading

    Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 28 February-19 May 2013, Xu Bing Landscape/Landscript: Nature as Language in the Art of Xu Bing, Shelagh Vainker, ed. (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2013), no. 169 on p. 169, p. 151, illus. p. 169 fig. 86

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