Zhang Erkang

(China  – )

Landscape after Dai Xi

Location
Not on display
Further information

ZHANG Erkang, a native of Wanping (presently south of Beijing), was a painter active during the late 19th century. His life is sketchy, but he is known for his copies of Dai Xi’s (1801-1860) paintings. Sometimes these works were inscribed with Zhang’s own name; on other occasions they were simply forged as Dai’s paintings, which were considered too close to Dai’s brush work to distinguish.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, June 2011.

Place of origin
China
Period
China: Qing dynasty 1644–1911
Year
1896
Media
Painting
Medium
hanging scroll, ink on paper
Dimensions
65.0 x 32.2 cm image; 164.0 x 44.5 cm scroll
Credit
Gift of Dr. James Hayes 2011
Accession number
385.2011