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FU BAOSHI (1904-1965)
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FU BAOSHI (1904-1965)\nLandscape Inspired by Dufu's Poetic Sentiments\nScroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper\n208 x 59.5 cm. (81 7/8 x 23 3/8 in.)\nInscribed and signed, with four seals of the artist\nDated eighth month, autumn, jiashen year (1944)\nOne collector's seal of He Yingqin (1889-1987)\nNote:\nThis work was done in 1944 and is one of the peaks of his artistic endeavours. Measuring 208 by 59.5 cm, such a colossal painting is quite rare for the period. Fu Baoshi once comments on his working environment when living at Jinggangpo as follows: "I live next to Chenyugu Lane, in an extremely small hut on the hillside of Jinggangpo. It used to be a shack, and the area is not larger than a square yard. Its height is merely 8 or 9 feet. Light shines through only a few pieces of semi-opaque roof tiles... it is very inconvenient just to write a letter, let alone execute a painting. Out of necessity, after breakfast, the only square table in the hut needs to be hoisted next to the foyer, and I paint under the light shining from outdoors. After my work, the table has to be moved again back inside for meals and other purposes. Like this, I have to shift my working area twice a day - pick up used paper, wash my brush and ink stone, sweep the floor, and wipe the table everyday." Therefore such a distinctive and important masterpiece made in this period under such challenging condition is really exceptional.
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title

FU BAOSHI (1904-1965)

medium

Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on paper

signed

Inscribed and signed, with four seals of the artist

creator

Baoshi Fu

keywords

Baoshi Fu , 20th Century, 1940s, Paintings, ink, paper, China, Modern, People’s Republic of China (1949 - ), landscape

department

CHINESE CLASSICAL & MODERN PAINTINGS

dimensions

208 x 59.5 cm. (81 7/8 x 23 3/8 in.) This work was done in 1944 and is one of the peaks of his artistic endeavours. Measuring 208 by 59.5 cm, such a colossal painting is quite rare for the period. Fu Baoshi once comments on his working environment when living at Jinggangpo as follows: "I live next to Chenyugu Lane, in an extremely small hut on the hillside of Jinggangpo. It used to be a shack, and the area is not larger than a square yard. Its height is merely 8 or 9 feet. Light shines through only a few pieces of semi-opaque roof tiles... it is very inconvenient just to write a letter, let alone execute a painting. Out of necessity, after breakfast, the only square table in the hut needs to be hoisted next to the foyer, and I paint under the light shining from outdoors. After my work, the table has to be moved again back inside for meals and other purposes. Like this, I have to shift my working area twice a day - pick up used paper, wash my brush and ink stone, sweep the floor, and wipe the table everyday." Therefore such a distinctive and important masterpiece made in this period under such challenging condition is really exceptional.


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