Gugong Museum: WENFANG SI BAO: ZHI YAN. (The Four Treasures of the Scholar's Studio: Paper and Inkstones). Complete Collection of Treasures Gugong, 48. Shanghai, 2006. 24 pp. text plus 232 pp. colour plates. Colour text illustrations. 29x22 cm. Boards.
Pictures and describes 169 extremely fine examples of inkstones, paper and silk held in the collection of the Gugong Museum in Beijing. The objects date from the Ming and, primarily, the Qing dynasties. The 141 inkstones date from the Han to the Qing dynasties. The majority are Ming and Qing and many were in the Qing Court Collection and for imperial use. The 28 examples of paper and silk date from the Song to the Qing. Again the majority are Ming and Qing and many for court and imperial use. Illustrated throughout in colour, many objects shown with close-ups of detail. Much of the material previously unpublished. Captions in English, otherwise Chinese text.
Subjects: Scholar’s Studio Calligraphy
Item 39 in List 203.
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