Whitfield, Roderick: THE FASCINATION OF NATURE. Plants and Insects in Chinese Painting and Ceramics of the Yuan Dynasty. Seoul, 1993. 112 pp. text volume. 28 colour and b/w plates. 2 vols. 31x24 cm. Cloth, with folded scroll in slipcase.
In 1321, the until now little-know Yuan dynasty painter, Xie Chufang, painted a scroll accurately depicting the 'fascinations' of the natural world in intimate detail. The 6m scroll is reproduced original size and Professor Whitfield explores its significance and influence. Scarce.
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