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Path through woods to a thatched house

  • Description

    A view of a path through woods is a frequent subject among Xu Bing’s early drawings. Jean-François Millet’s use of simple outlines to depict the trees is a method also favoured by Xu Bing in his rural sketchbooks of the early 1980s.

  • Details

    Associated place
    Europe France (Dyane) (place of creation)
    Jean-François Millet (1814 - 1875) (artist)
    Material and technique
    graphite, pen, and brown ink on paper
    frame 60.4 x 45 x 2.4 cm (height x width x depth)
    sheet 17.4 x 23.5 cm (height x width)
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    Bequeathed by Dr Grete Ring, 1954.
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  • 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. 18 on p. 53, pp. 16, 52, 155, illus. p. 53 fig. 18

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