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Autumn Water

  • Description

    The phrase, which translates literally as ‘autumn water’, has carried the meaning ‘clear and brilliant’ since its use in poems of the Tang dynasty (AD 618-906). This piece was written for the Ashmolean’s previous China gallery in 2000 to mark the opening of the Khoan and Michael Sullivan Gallery of Chinese Painting.

  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia China (place of creation)
    1995 - 2000
    Shu Chuanxi (born 1932) (calligrapher)
    Material and technique
    ink on paper
    frame 122 x 217 cm (height x width)
    painting 95 x 172 cm (height x width)
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    Presented by Professor Cao Yiqiang, in memory of Francis Haskell, 2000.
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    • Second floor | Room 38 | China from 800

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