Landscape with water buffalo

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    Li Shizhuo was from Tieling in Liaoning province. He was a nephew of the individualist painter Gao Qipei, also from Tieling. Li served as an official in Taicang, where he learnt painting from the orthodox master Wang Hui. Between 1730 and 1750 he was at court in Peking, and spent the last twenty years of his life in impoverished retirement. Dai song, mentioned in the inscription, was a Tang (618-906) dynasty artist known for his paintings of buffalo.

    In: Vainker, Shelagh, Chinese Paintings in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2000)

Further reading

Vainker, Shelagh, Chinese Paintings in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2000), no. 79 on p. 98, illus. p. 99 fig. 79

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