Chinese Woodblock Prints
  • These scrolls and plates are all woodblock reproductions. For an explanation of how they are made, see below
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Huang Zhou: Dance of Xinjiang. Chinese Woodblock Print.

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  • Dance of Xinjiang
  • Huang Zhou (1925-1997)
  • Chinese Woodblock Print. Reproduced on rice paper, with silk mounting.
  • Vertical scroll, ca. 180 x 73 cm, picture size 78 x 70 cm

Lu Xun: Poetry. Chinese Woodblock Print.

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  • Poetry.
  • Lu Xun: 1881-1936
  • Chinese Woodblock Print. Reproduced on rice paper, with silk mounting.
  • Vertical scroll, ca. 174x51 cm, picture 68x39 cm

Qi Baishi: Flower and Cricket. Chinese Woodblock Print.

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  • Flower and Cricket
  • Qi Baishi (1864 - 1957)
  • Chinese Woodblock Print. Reproduced on rice paper. Ca. 23x35 cm /ca. 30x42 cm

Qi Baishi: Palm Tree and Chicks. Chinese Woodblock Print.

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  • Palm Tree and Chicks
  • Qi Baishi: 1863 - 1957
  • Vertical scroll, ca. 170x47cm, picture 66x33cm. Chinese Woodblock Print. Reproduced on rice paper, with silk mounting.
  • Qi Baishi is a world famous Chinese painter. He was awarded the International Peace Prize in 1955 and was the former chairman of the Chinese Painters Association. Qi Baishi was born in a poor peasant family. When he was young, he worked as a wood-carving craftsman. His diligence and creativeness made him a popular artist. His works are characterized by their vigour of form and spirit and their bright colours. His works have long been admired by people both at home and abroad.

Ren Bonian: Zhongkui. Chinese Woodblock Print.

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  • Zhongkui
  • Ren Bonian. 1840-1896.
  • Chinese Woodblock Print. Vertical scroll, ca. 185 x 52 cm, picture 93 x 39 cm. Reproduced on rice paper, with silk mounting.
  • Zhong Kui is a figure of Chinese mythology. Traditionally regarded as a vanquisher of ghosts and evil beings, and reputedly able to command 80,000 demons, his image is often painted on household gates as a guardian spirit, as well as in places of business where high-value goods are involved.

Shen Zhou (Shen Shitian): Along the Two Rivers (no. 137). Chinese Woodblock Print.

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  • Along the Two Rivers (no. 137)
  • Shen Zhou (1427 - 1509) Also called Shen Qinan and Shen Shitian
  • Chinese Woodblock Print. Reproduced on silk. Ca. 23x41 cm
  • Shen Zhou, 1427-1509, also called Shen Qinan and Shen Shitian and, in his old age, the White Stone Old Man, was a versatile painter of the Ming Dynasty. He was a native of Changzhou (present-day Wuxian in Zhejiang Province). He and Wen Zhengming, Tang Yin and Chou Ying were the Four Masters of Ming Painting. He made an important impact on the style of painting in the Ming Dynasty. In the painting of landscape, Shen Zhou's brushstrokes are terse and vigorous
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Shen Zhou (Shen Shitian): Along the Two Rivers (no. 140). Chinese Woodblock Print.

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  • Along the Two Rivers (no. 140)
  • Shen Zhou (1427 - 1509) Also called Shen Qinan and Shen Shitian
  • Chinese Woodblock Print. Reproduced on silk. Album leaf. Image size c. 23x41 cm., total size c. 29x50 cm.
  • Shen Zhou, 1427-1509, also called Shen Qinan and Shen Shitian and, in his old age, the White Stone Old Man, was a versatile painter of the Ming Dynasty. He was a native of Changzhou (present-day Wuxian in Zhejiang Province). He and Wen Zhengming, Tang Yin and Chou Ying were the Four Masters of Ming Painting. He made an important impact on the style of painting in the Ming Dynasty. In the painting of landscape, Shen Zhou's brushstrokes are terse and vigorous
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Shen Zhou (Shen Shitian): Along the Two Rivers (no. 139). Chinese Woodblock Print.

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  • Along the Two Rivers (no. 139)
  • Shen Zhou (1427 - 1509)
  • Chinese Woodblock Print. Reproduced on silk. Image size c. 23x41 cm
  • Shen Zhou, 1427-1509, also called Shen Qinan and Shen Shitian and, in his old age, the White Stone Old Man, was a versatile painter of the Ming Dynasty. He was a native of Changzhou (present-day Wuxian in Zhejiang Province). He and Wen Zhengming, Tang Yin and Chou Ying were the Four Masters of Ming Painting. He made an important impact on the style of painting in the Ming Dynasty. In the painting of landscape, Shen Zhou's brushstrokes are terse and vigorous.
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Shen Zhou (Shen Shitian): Along the Two Rivers (no. 141). Chinese Woodblock Print.

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  • Along the Two Rivers (no. 141)
  • Shen Zhou (1427 - 1509) Also called Shen Qinan and Shen Shitian.
  • Chinese Woodblock Print. Reproduced on silk. Album leaf. Image size c. 23x41 cm., total size c. 29x50 cm.
  • Shen Zhou, 1427-1509, also called Shen Qinan and Shen Shitian and, in his old age, the White Stone Old Man, was a versatile painter of the Ming Dynasty. He was a native of Changzhou (present-day Wuxian in Zhejiang Province). He and Wen Zhengming, Tang Yin and Chou Ying were the Four Masters of Ming Painting. He made an important impact on the style of painting in the Ming Dynasty. In the painting of landscape, Shen Zhou's brushstrokes are terse and vigorous.
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Shen Zhou: Chicken. Chinese Woodblock Print.

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  • Chicken
  • Shen Zhou (1427 - 1509) Also called Shen Qinan and Shen Shitian
  • Chinese Woodblock Print. Reproduced on rice paper. Ca. 24x32 cm / 32x42 cm
  • Shen Zhou, 1427-1509, also called Shen Qinan and Shen Shitian and, in his old age, the White Stone Old Man, was a versatile painter of the Ming Dynasty. He was a native of Changzhou (present-day Wuxian in Zhejiang Province). He and Wen Zhengming, Tang Yin and Chou Ying were the Four Masters of Ming Painting. He made an important impact on the style of painting in the Ming Dynasty. In the painting of landscape, Shen Zhou's brushstrokes are terse and vigorous

Shen Zhou: Flower. Chinese Woodblock Print.

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  • Flower (no.16)
  • Shen Zhou (1427 - 1509) Also called Shen Qinan and Shen Shitian
  • Chinese Woodblock Print. Reproduced on rice paper. Ca. 24x32 cm / 32x42 cm
  • Shen Zhou, 1427-1509, also called Shen Qinan and Shen Shitian and, in his old age, the White Stone Old Man, was a versatile painter of the Ming Dynasty. He was a native of Changzhou (present-day Wuxian in Zhejiang Province). He and Wen Zhengming, Tang Yin and Chou Ying were the Four Masters of Ming Painting. He made an important impact on the style of painting in the Ming Dynasty. In the painting of landscape, Shen Zhou's brushstrokes are terse and vigorous

Shen Zhou: Fruit painting. Chinese Woodblock Print.

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  • Fruit painting (Pomegranate)
  • Shen Zhou (1427 - 1509) Also called Shen Qinan and Shen Shitian
  • Chinese Woodblock Print. Reproduced on rice paper. Ca. 24x32 cm / 32x42 cm
  • Shen Zhou, 1427-1509, also called Shen Qinan and Shen Shitian and, in his old age, the White Stone Old Man, was a versatile painter of the Ming Dynasty. He was a native of Changzhou (present-day Wuxian in Zhejiang Province). He and Wen Zhengming, Tang Yin and Chou Ying were the Four Masters of Ming Painting. He made an important impact on the style of painting in the Ming Dynasty. In the painting of landscape, Shen Zhou's brushstrokes are terse and vigorous

Shen Zhou: Waterbuffalo. Chinese Woodblock Print.

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  • Waterbuffalo
  • Shen Zhou (1427 - 1509) Also called Shen Qinan and Shen Shitian
  • Chinese Woodblock Print. Reproduced on rice paper. Ca. 24x32 cm / 32x42 cm

Wu Zuoren: Two Giant Pandas. Chinese Woodblock Print.

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  • Two Giant Pandas
  • Wu Zuoren: 1908 - 1997
  • Chinese Woodblock Print. Vertical scroll, ca. 128x54 cm, picture 43x32 cm. Reproduced on rice paper, with silk mounting.
  • Wu Zuoren is a well-known contemporary painter and president of the Central Academy of Art. He excels in both Chinese and Western painting and in recent years has been engaged in the painting of animals in ink. Wu Zuoren is the first artist to use pandas as the theme of his paintings.

Xinluo Shanren: Phoenix. Chinese Woodblock Print. Reproduced on glazed silk.

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  • Phoenix
  • Xinluo Shanren
  • Chinese Woodblock Print. Reproduced on glazed silk. C. 23x30 cm.

Xu Beihong: Crane. Chinese Woodblock Print.

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  • Crane
  • Xu Beihong: 1895 - 1953.
  • Chinese Woodblock Print. Vertical scroll, ca. 178 x 50 cm, picture 60 x 49 cm. Reproduced on rice paper, with silk mounting.
  • This is the last one, it has some light-brown stains on the silk framing.

Xu Beihong: Galloping Horse. Chinese Woodblock Print.

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  • Galloping Horse
  • Xu Beihong, 1895 - 1953
  • Chinese Woodblock Print. Vertical scroll, ca. 200x65 cm, picture 67x54 cm. Reproduced on rice paper, with silk mounting.

Xu Beihong: Horse. Chinese Woodblock Print.

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  • Horse
  • Xu Beihong: 1895 - 1953
  • Chinese Woodblock Print. Vertical scroll, ca. 170x60 cm, picture 63x50 cm. Reproduced on rice paper, with silk mounting.