National Palace Museum: WEI HAO WU: 16-18 SHIJI SUZHOU PIAN JIQI YINGXIANG. Fineries of Forgery: 'Suzhou Fakes' and Their Influence in the 16th-18th Century. Taibei, 2018. 439 pp. Colour plates throughout, many full page. 2 foldouts. 30x21 cm. Wrappers.
Large catalogue of an exhibition at the National Palace Museum in Taibei exploring a group of long-neglected paintings dating from the late Ming and early Qing dynasties, known as 'Suzhou Fakes'. They were frequently made as forgeries and given the signatures of eminent artists from the Tang through to the Ming. Forged inscriptions by scholars and connoisseurs and collectors' seals were added to enhance their prestige and 'saleability'. Such fakes are found in collections around the world and this is a very interesting insight into their production. Some of them are so well done that they have earned the title 'Wei Hao Wu' - Fineries of Forgery'. 49 paintings and scrolls are illustrated and discussed. Extensive amount of text in English including introductions and detailed captions to plates. Fuller text in Chinese including essays.
Subjects: Painting Connoisseurship
Available, as of: 08/11/2019
Was item 551 in printed List 197.
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