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Artist/makerQi Baishi (1864 - 1957)
Material and technique
ink on paper
Dimensionsmount 205 x 45.8 cm (height x width)
painting 103.5 x 34.7 cm (height x width)
along roller 54.4 cm (length)
No. of items
Bequeathed by Michael Sullivan, 2013.
not on display
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Painter and seal-carver, native of Xiangtanxian, Hunan. After apprenticeship to a carpenter he became a professional painter, finally settling in Beijing in 1920. There he came under the strong influence of scholar painters, notably Chen Hengke, and developed his mature, vigorous style. He was a dominating figure in Beijing art circles until his death. In 1955 he was awarded the International Peace Prize by the World Peace Council.
Inscibed by the artist at the age of 88, with three seals.
Bequeathed to K & MS by Geoffrey Hedley in 1960.
In: Sullivan, Michael, Modern Chinese Art: The Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection, revised edn (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2009)
Sullivan, Michael, Modern Chinese Art: The Khoan and Michael Sullivan Collection, revised edn (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2009), no. 34 on p.246, illus. p.246 fig. 34