Horses at a fence

Huang Aihong was born in Guangdong province and studied at Gao Jianfu’s (1879-1951) Chunshui Art Studio. The Chunshui Art Studio was established in 1923. Many Lingnan School artists, such as Guan Shanyue (1912-2000), Li Xiongcai (1910-2001), and Fang Rending (1901-1975) also studied there. This exhibition includes some of their works.
It is said that Huang Aihong was one of the most talented students of Gao Jianfu, excelling at painting various subjects including landscape, flowers, and birds. Unfortunately he died at a young age and this painting, dated to the last year of his life, may be one of his last works.

Details

  • Title

    Horses at a fence

  • Artist/maker

    Huang Aihong (1914 - 1937)
  • Associated place

    Shanghai (place of creation)
  • Date

    1937
  • Material and technique

    ink and colour on paper

  • Dimensions

    149.86 x 76.2 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased, 1960.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.

    EA1960.245

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  • Catalogue text

    Huang Aihong was born in Guangdong province and studied at Gao Jianfu's Chunshui Studio. Like other Lingnan School painters, he spent time in Shanghai, where he had a one-man show and where he died at the age of twenty-three. The inscription 'begun in winter 1937' suggest that the artist may not have completed this painting before his death that year.

    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. 42 on p. 66, illus. p. 66 fig. 42

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