Project DescriptionDescription: Scroll, mounted and framed, ink and colour on gold-flecked paper, 32.6 x 35.2 cm. Inscribed and signed, with two seals of the artist
Catalogue note: A leading conservative artist in Peking in the 1930s and 1940s, Xu Cao's zestful brushwork and interest in dramatic figural styles which were cultivated by populist artists, celebrating heroes, sages and religious figures, are exemplified in the attitudes of his figures. Xu Cao, who served as vice-president of the Peking Painting Academy charged as a rightist in 1957, disappeared and later died.
Provenance: Acquired from Christie’s, Sale 15955, Lot 1281, Invoice no. DB18002160
Catalogue no.: 2018P0107-XC