Monthly Archives: October 2013

New books on Suzhou prints

TWO RECENT PUBLICATIONS ON SUZHOU PRINTS In case not all our readers are up-to-date on the available literature, I would like to point out two books which further the study of Suzhou prints. The first publication is part of the … Continue reading

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Gusu Beauties, tentative dating of the prints

The earliest Suzhou prints of the largest size, roughly around 100×50 cm, are landscapes and can be dated to the 1730s. The earliest dated print is from 1734, the Encyclopaedic View of Jobs in the City (Sanbai liushi hangtu), illustrated … Continue reading

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Article on ‘beauty’ prints in Berlin

Ellen Johnston Laing has published an article in Orientations, October 2013, entitled Mothers and Sons: Four Newly Discovered 18th Century Chinese Prints which illustrates and describes four Yangliuqing prints recently found in the collection of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Asiatische … Continue reading

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