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Autumn evening on the river, by Liu Dubai: CAL 26-2007

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Current Location: In storage


Autumn evening on the river, by Liu Dubai


Calligrapher: Leiper, Susie



Chinese-style book written in Chinese ink, gouache and gold on Chinese xuan papers, raw silk covers. Artist's statement: When I was living in Hong Kong in 2001 I was inspired by the range of Chinese papers, brushes and silk available. And I was enjoying reading Chinese poetry in translation. In this book I attempt to evoke evening through the colours of the paper, the dying sun through the brushstrokes of the gold, and the homecoming bird through the fluent brush lettering executed with a small Chinese brush

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Given by Susie Leiper

Measurements and weight

Height: 84 mm
Width: 279 mm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given by Leiper, Susie


Production date: AD 2001

Materials used in production


Components of the work

Support composed of paper ( Chinese xuan)

Techniques used in production

Brushwork : Coloured paper, gold brushwork and brush lettering, rubber stamps with Chinese seal paste onto xuan paper

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Identification numbers

Accession number: CAL 26-2007
Primary reference Number: 167368
Old object number: Calligraphy/Leiper/2
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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