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近代 石魯 擠奶圖 軸
Milking

Artist:
Shi Lu (Chinese, 1919–1982)
Date:
20th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 20 × 19 7/8 in. (50.8 × 50.5 cm) Overall with mounting: 66 × 26 in. (167.6 × 66 cm) Overall with knobs: 66 × 29 3/4 in. (167.6 × 75.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, in memory of La Ferne Hatfield Ellsworth, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.267.345
Not on view
The artist's inscription reports that this is a scene from Tibetan life observed while traveling in the Qinghai region in 1952 and done from memory later in Xian.

After the Long March there was romantic fascination among many artists for the landscapes and peoples of China's western regions. Art depicting the simple lives of these remote folk tended to be both picturesque and politically correct. Shi Lu's painting is characteristically sympathetic without recourse to sentimentality.
Signature: Shi Lu
Undated

Artist's inscription: A scene from Tibetan life. In 1952 when I travelled in Jinghai area of Tibet, I saw this. I painted this from memory at Changan.

Artist's seal: Painted by Shi Lu (painted square, white characters)

Marking: Collectors' seals: Robert Hatfield Ellsworth
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Painting: Selections from the Robert H. Ellsworth Collection," February 2, 1988–September 25, 1988.

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