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Title
Branch of Blossoming Plum 1892
Creator
Wu Chang-shih (Wu Changshou)
Date Created and/or Issued
1892-1892
Publication Information
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
Contributing Institution
UC Berkeley, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
Collection
Chinese Paintings
Rights Information
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Description
Original name: Chün-ch'ing
T: Lao fo, Fu lu
H: P'o-ho-lao-fou, Ts'ang-shih
Wu Chang-shih was from an area in the northwestern part of Chechiang and lived most of his life in Suchou and Shanghai. His circumstances were rather humble yet he was able to pass the first level exams and spent time studying the classics. He was a talented seal carver and calligrapher as well as painter. He was well connected and had a large circle of artist friends in the Shanghai area, knowing the Jens and many other Shanghai school painters. He was a founding member of the Yuyuan Shuhua Shanhui (The Yu Garden Charitable Association of Calligraphers and Painters) and a member of a number of other calligraphy and painting associations.
His work found its way to Japan and he became a very popular artist there.
Type
image
Format
Painting Hanging scroll: ink on paper China h 29 -1/2 x w 10 -3/8 inches
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft0w1000nk
CT.45
Place
China