National Palace Museum ed: YI WEN HUI YOU: YAJI TU TEZHAN. Friends Through Culture: A Special Exhibition of Paintings on Elegant Gatherings. Taibei, 2019. 281, xvii pp. Colour plates throughout, many full page. Two foldouts. 29x21 cm. Wrappers.
Catalogue of a most enjoyable exhibition at the National Palace Museum in Taibei exploring, through paintings and calligraphy, a persistent theme in Chinese literati culture - that of elegant gatherings of scholars and friends where wine was drunk, poetry composed, much erudite conversation was held and special occasions celebrated. In six sections: Refined Trends of the Jin and Tang; The Model for Elegant Gatherings; An Elegant Gathering of the Imagination; Harmonizing in a Time of Chaos; In the Name of Birthday Celebrations; Banquets of Imperial Authority. A total of 28 paintings and calligraphy were shown from the Museum's wonderful collection, the works dating from the Jin through to the Qing dynasty. All works illustrated in colour and with much detail shown. Prefaces, introductions to each section and list of plates with descriptions in English. Main text in Chinese.
Item 118 in List 203.
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