Tag Archives: Suzhou woodblock print

WENFANGTU 文房圖 Prints of Scholarly and Other Objects

A pair of hand-coloured woodblock prints showing sections of deep bookcases or cabinets appeared in a 2020 Bukowski auction in Stockholm.1 I had not paid much attention to this genre of prints before I came across a group of them … Continue reading

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Prints in Schloss Wörlitz 4 – Er Sun Fu Lu, Ba Man Jin Bao

Set in a wall panel between two windows are two more Gusu prints. Here we discuss the lefthand print which has a title reading Er Sun Fu Lu 兒孫福祿, which can be translated as May Your Children and Grandchildren Enjoy … Continue reading

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A Gusu Beauty Hiding in a Swedish Chest

As lamented in the previous entry of this blog, my claim to fame, as far as Gusu Beauties was concerned, was shaken. However, it has recently been given an enormous boost from a most unexpected object. A few months ago … Continue reading

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Gusu prints in Esterházy Palace, Eisenstadt, Austria

My believed supremacy as hoarder of the largest collection of the type of Suzhou prints referred to as Gusu Beauties earlier in this blog, has been shattered. It was Diana Długosz-Jasińska, a Master of Arts in the field of Conservation … Continue reading

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