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Images of the Western Lake: The revival of the colour print in contemporary China

Images of the Western Lake: The revival of the colour print in contemporary China was an important exhibition and conference organised by former British Museum curator Anne Farrer in February 1996, writes SAJID RIZVI.

Du Rongyao 1986. Snow, watercolour woodblock print. 38cm x 65.6 cm. Photograph: British Museum.

Du Rongyao 1986. Snow, watercolour woodblock print. 38cm x 65.6 cm. Photograph: British Museum. Click on the image to enlarge

This image of a watercolour woodblock print by Du Rongyao (born December 1927) was one of numerous seen during the exhibition and the study day.

One of three contributions by Farrer to the study was published in 2010 under the title ‘Images from the West Lake: Printmaking at the China National Academy in Hangzhou’ in an edited volume, Clarissa von Spee ed., The Printed Image in China From the 8th to the 21st Centuries, The British Museum Press, London, 2010, pp46-56, 178-179.

Du Rongyao 1986. Snow, watercolour woodblock print. 38cm x 65.6 cm. Photograph: British Museum.

 

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