The poet Du Fu


  • Title

    The poet Du Fu

  • Artist/maker

    copyist of Fu Baoshi (1904 - 1965)
  • Associated people

    Du Fu (AD 712 - 770) (subject)
  • Associated place

    Nanjing (place of creation)
  • Date

    June 1958
  • Material and technique

    ink and slight colour on paper

  • Dimensions

    89 x 49 cm (height x width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Presented in honour of the forthcoming 70th birthdays of Jose Mauricio and Angelita Trinidad Reyes, 1995.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Eastern Art

  • Accession no.


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  • Catalogue text

    The famous Tang dynasty poet Du Fu (712-70) from Sichuan province was the subject of many figure paintings by Fu Baoshi. The first was painted for the poet's former residence in Chengdu while a version in Nanjing Museum and another, in a private collection, are both dated 1964 and bear the same inscription as the present painting.

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