An image of Untitled

Chen Shouqi

(China 1771 – 1834)

Untitled

Location
Not on display
Further information

Chen Shouqi (alias Gongpu,Jiexiang, Weiren, style name Zuohai, Meixiu, Yinping Shanren) native of Houguan, Fujian Province, was a scholar of Chinese classics and also an educator who emphasized the teaching of traditional Confucianism.
The composition of the painting reminds one of the story of You Yin (1732-1812)’s painting Shidiao Tu , and the story behind it. You Yin managed to obtain a copper teapot once owned by Song dynasty’s poet Su Dongpo, but had to submit it to the emperor. He missed it so much that he asked a potter to copy Su’s Shidiao pot. He also painted many paintings with his pot and sprays of plum blossom to give to people. These paintings had a great impact on later literati painters who admired Su Dongpo, and believed the plum blossom processed the supercilious spirit of a gentleman.

Place of origin
China
Period
China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911
Year
1805
Media
Painting
Medium
album leaf: ink and colour on paper
Dimensions
23.8 cm diam.
Credit
Gift of Edmund Capon AM, OBE 2013
Accession number
255.2013