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The Muwen Tang Collection Series Vol. 1
272 pages, 212 colour plates, cloth, text in Chinese and English. Hong Kong, 2003.
ISBN: 978-988-97206-2-9

by Simon Kwan

This first volume of the Muwen Tang Collection Series (20 Volumes) includes 106 Chinese portraits of the Ming and Qing dynasties, with detailed analysis of the drafting technique, costume conventions, dating criteria and an introductory paper by Dr. Simon Kwan. A very interesting study of a neglected area of Chinese art that is gaining recognition and popularity in recent years.


Sample Pages:

Portrait of an officer wearing duanzhao
Late-Qing dynasty (early 20th Century), colour and ink on paper, 169cm x 92cm.
Muwen Tang Collection.

Hsu Funggao
Portrait of an officer wearing zhongjingguan
Late-Ming dynasty (circa 17th Century), colour and ink on paper, 174cm x 95cm.
Muwen Tang Collection.

HK$680 plus shipping & handling.

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