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Wu Hsing-fen (Wu Xingfen/Wu Shujuan), Chen Guoquan
Chinese Paintings by Madame Wu Hsing-fen. The Most Distinguished Paintress of Modern China. With Coloured and Collotyped Reproductions and Described in Anglo-Chinese
Self-published, 1915. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall. Text in English and Chinese. Illustrations in black and white (some in color). Red cloth covered boards with gilt titles on front and spine. Title "Chinese Paintings by Madame Wu Hsing-fen" in English and "Zhong Guo Jin Shi Nv Jie Da Hua Jia Wu Xing Fen Hua" in Chinese on front cover. Front cover and spine stained and faded. Spine head and foot slightly bumped. Light scattered foxing on tissue guards. Manuscript notes on front endpaper. A few dog eared pages. A few foxing. Internally clean, tight, and very good. Publisher not identified. Illustrated with 66 plates (3 in color), each plate protected with tissue guards. The pictures contained in this catalogue are the property of Mr. T'ang Hsiung (T'ang Chi-sheng), son of Madame Wu Xingfen. This rare work contains the following chapters "an appreciation", "introduction" by Chen Guoquan, "list of works consulted and quoted", "biography of madame Wu Hsing-fen" written by Yang Yi, a famous scholar of Shanghai, and 41 Chinese paintings reproductions described in Anglo-Chinese, including "a mountain Dwelling", "a buddha of boundless age", "lotus blossom", "living in retirement", "views of the Teng Wang Tower", "peacook", "bamboos and epidendrums", and others. Wu Shujuan (Wu Xingfen 1853-1930), was a famous female painter in the late Qing Dynasty. She was born in Shexian County of Anhui province. Her father was Wu Hongxun, a member of Zeng Guofan's staff, who was good at painting and calligraphy, and he was reputed as one of the best … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Nanya art and fine books [Hangzhou, China]

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