Yang Renkai: GUOBAO CHENFU LU JINGDU BEN. (Record of the Vicissitudes of National Treasures). Shanghai, 2008. 359 pp. A few colour and b/w text illustrations. 25x19 cm. Wrappers.
Detailed study of the huge collection of calligraphy and paintings that were mainly removed from the Forbidden City by the Last Emperor, Pu Yi, which have since re-emerged in other hands or been returned to public collections in China. Pu Yi removed a large number of China's finest National Treasures, and many of these remain lost. This book, the latest report of work that will be ongoing for years to come, apart from Yang Renkai erudite assessments and comments, contains a list of all the works currently considered to have been removed in this way. In Chinese only. Paperback edition.
Subjects: Painting Calligraphy
Available, as of: 10/08/2020
Was item 688 in printed List 199.
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