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Jiang Guofang (Chinese, b.1951)
LOT ID: 77960
The Court Lady, 2003

Lithograph
19.69 х 29.53 in. (50.01 x 75.01 cm.)
Signed, in Chinese and English, and dated "2003.5" on the lower left corner.
Edition 15 of 20
Lot description
"The Court Lady" (2008) is an incredibly stunning and rare color lithograph print by one of China's most famous Contemporary Realist painters, Jiang Guofang. (China, b. 1951) This artist is internationally acclaimed for his incredibly intricate embellishments that denote the lavish richness of the empire, with acclaim to traditional craftsmanship. Here the artists depicts a young reclining woman holding a pipe, dressed in an elaborate ceremonial robe. Every detail from her headdress, earrings, the design of her fabric, as well as the landscape splayed on the wall behind her is skillfully depicted. Jiang's figurative works are based on sumptuous historical Chinese themes and narratives, and here reflects a ceremonial inauguration of the next generation of China. This print is edition 15 of 20 and measures 19.69 29.53 inches, (50 x 75 cm) and is in excellent condition.

Jiang Guofang was born in Shangjiang Village, in Jiangxi Province. Due to the onset of the Cultural Revolution in China, the artist studied art in secrecy private, with artist Hong Shutong as tutor. The artist formally studies at the Central Academy of Fine Arts where he eventually became a professor of art. Jiang was the first Contemporary artist to be offered a solo exhibition in The Forbidden City in Beijing in 2004, and was awarded the "Beijing Blue Ribbon" at the 6th National Arts Exhibition. His paintings are held in the permanent collection Hong Kong Museum. The artist has exhibited in Museum and Gallery venues throughout China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Asia.
The Court Lady by Jiang Guofang
  • The Court Lady by Jiang Guofang
  • The Court Lady by Jiang Guofang
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