Seeking for a line in a poem
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Xu Lele, a talented female artist, satirises the literati tradition of figure painting. Her droll figures, engaged with the traditional scholarly pursuits of enjoying nature, relaxation, and wine, mock the disdainful demeanour of the scholars depicted by literati mentors such as the great Chen Hongshou (1599-1652).'
Excerpt from ‘Chinese New Literati Painting’ by Jackie Menzies, September 1997.
- Place of origin
- album leaf; ink and colour on paper
- 39.0 x 58.0cm
- Signature & date
- Signed and dated u.l., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink, 'the Spring of the year of Dingchou (1997)… Le'. Signed c.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink, “Le [artist's seal]". Signed c.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink, “Xu [artist's seal]". Signed l.r., in Chinese, stamped in red ink, “Le [artist's seal]".
- Purchased 1997
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