An image of Southern beauty

Li Jin

(1958 – )

Southern beauty

Location
Not on display
Further information

Although Li Jin is known for his humour and irreverence, Southern beauty is an intimate painting that captures a subtle moment of introspection. A woman in a purple qipao sits alone outdoors at a table set with a flower, three cherries and a cup of tea. The inscription beside her is from a poetic couplet by the modern philosopher Kang Youwei (1858–1927) that celebrates the beauty of nature.

Place of origin
China
Year
2019
Media
Painting
Medium
ink and colour on Xuan paper
Dimensions
35.0 x 46.0 cm
Signature & date

Signed 'Li Jin Zhi [in Chinese]'. Not dated.
Signed certificate of authenticity l.l., black ink "Yeqin Zuo". Dated l.r., black ink "3 Dec. 2020".

Credit
Gift of the Joy and Harold Marchant Foundation 2020
Accession number
209.2020
Copyright
© Li Jin