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Chinese Scroll Painting of Beauty with Peony by Wu Fan

Chinese Scroll Painting of Beauty with Peony by Wu Fan

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Paintings: Pre 1940: Item # 1425201
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Chinese scroll painting of a beautiful maiden. She stands in a loosely draped salmon colored gown with red chording, a transparent shawl around her bare shoulders. Atop her head is a bright pink peony flower. At her feet, is an exuberance of wide leaves, the over all appearance is that she is part of the blossoming plant. Dramatic calligraphy dominates the left hand side of the painting. Signed by Wu Fan. Wu Fan (Simplified Chinese: 吴凡; Hanyu Pinyin: Wú Fán) (born December 1923) is a Chinese artist from Chongqing in Sichuan province. He studied guohua with Pan Tianshou and Li Keran and oil painting with Ni Yide. He is most famous as a woodblock print artist. His most famous work 'Dandelion' (1959) demonstrates his mastery of the shuiyin printing style and won gold prize at the Leipzig International Print Competition.

Age: Early Republic Period (1912-1949)

Dimensions: 72" high x 31" wide (27 3/4" wide not including rollers.). Size of art: 52" high x 24 3/3" wide.