A Study of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of Ada Small Moore [WITH] Supplement: Hackney, ... A Study of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of Ada Small Moore [WITH] Supplement: Hackney, ... A Study of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of Ada Small Moore [WITH] Supplement: Hackney, ...

A Study of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of Ada Small Moore [WITH] Supplement

Hackney, Louise Wallace; Yau Chang-Foo

Published by Oxford University Press, London; New York; Toronto, 1941
Condition: g+ to vg Hardcover
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Folio (15 1/4 x 12"). XVI, 279, [1]pp (Text), [56] leaves (Plates); 10pp (Supplement). Original gilt-stamped olive cloth, with gold lettering to spine. Title page with printed Chinese seal in red. A printed 10-page supplement published in 1941 laid in at rear. "The volume begins with an Introduction and a general description of the collection. These are followed by a description of each painting and the translation of its seals and inscriptions. At the end of the book is a chapter on seals, their carving and use, together with the photographic reproduction of 115 seals and a key with their translation and the identification of their owners, and Biographical Notes on the painters, commentators, poets, and seal-owners connected with the paintings. There are also an Index of Chinese names, words, terms and seals, with their Chinese characters, and English Indexes of proper names, seals (in translation), and miscellanea, covering such subjects as calligraphy, its styles and use as an art form; discussion of paper and silk, and of signatures; duties of officials, legends and stories connected with the paintings; paintings, ancestral, animals, birds, flowers and plants, religious subjects, and their use on special occasions and for special purposes, symbols and symbolism; technique, brush strokes, materials used and preparation of, and methods used for Buddhist paintings, buildings, flowers, etc, and by individual painters" (from the publishers).Of the 56 collotype plates featured in this work, 48 deal with paintings and are composed of 36 full-page monochrome plates, 3 full-page color plates, 7 manifold monochrome plates, and 2 manifold color plates. The remaining plates are composed of 5 full-page plates of calligraphy, and 3 full-page plates of seals. The paintings in the collection date from pre-T'ang times to the Ch'ing Dynasty, some of them among the greatest Chinese paintings known. Among them are the great landscape by Hsia Küei, and such recorded paintings as "An Assembly of Birds on a Willow Bank," attributed to Huang Ch'üan; "Snow, River, and Returning Boat," by Emperor Hui Tsung; "An Orchid in Autumn," by Chêng Ssu-hsiao; "Mountains and Water," by Mi Fei; "A White Prunus in Blossom," by Wang Mien, etc. Minor to moderate shelf wear. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 41150

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Title: A Study of Chinese Paintings in the ...

Publisher: Oxford University Press, London; New York; Toronto

Publication Date: 1941

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g+ to vg

Edition: First edition.

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