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Autumn Forest at Dawn

  • loan
  • Description

    This painting was produced by Fang Jizhong (1923-1987). Fang is celebrated for his portrayal of goats. Chinese critics have spoken of a distinct Shaanxi School of landscape painting based at the Xi’an Academy in northwest China, with Fang and his teacher Zhao Wangyun (1906-1977) being the leading representatives. This painting, however, doesn’t show such a strong regional character, perhaps because of the subject matter the artist chose, of a deer in an autumn forest. It was painted in autumn of 1979 and inscribed by the artist to Khoan (1919-2003) and Michael Sullivan (1916-2013) in Xi’an. The inscription reads ‘Autumn Forest at Dawn. Painted by Jizhong in autumn of 1979 in Chang’an. For Madam Wu Huan and Mr. Michael Sullivan to correct and as a memento of their visit to China.’

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaChina Shaanxi province (Xi'an) (place of creation)
    Fang Jizhong (1923 - 1987) (artist)
    Fang Jizhong (1923 - 1987) (calligrapher)
    Associated people
    Khoan Sullivan (1919 - 2003) (recipient)
    Michael Sullivan (1916 - 2013) (recipient)
    Material and technique
    ink and colour on paper
    mount 99 x 57 cm (height x width)
    painting 68 x 44.3 cm (height x width)
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    Credit line
    On loan from the Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection.
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  • Further reading

    Sullivan, Michael, Modern Chinese Art: The Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection, revised edn (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2009), no. 29 on p. 72, illus. p. 73 fig. II. 29

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