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Ming Landscape - The Duel

  • Description

    Wei Dong, the Beijing-based painter, is known for provocative works that combine modern figures and traditional painting. This landscape of trees, rocks, huts, and winding paths is drawn in the conventional style of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644); the eight half-hidden, half-naked figures are a late twentieth-century innovation. The three seals on the painting were carved by the artist in imitation of the imperial marks of Emperor Qianlong (r.1736-1795), a renowned collector of arts and antiques.

  • Details

    Associated place
    Asia China (place of creation)
    Wei Dong (born 1968) (artist)
    Associated people
    Qianlong, Emperor of China (ruled 1736 - 1795) (named on object)
    Material and technique
    ink and colour on paper
    frame 54 x 54 x 2 cm (height x width x depth)
    painting 26 x 26 cm sight size (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. 86 on p. 66, illus. p. 66 fig. 86

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