Ladies Outing in the style of Li Gonglin
Pu Ru (1896-1963)
China, mid-20th century
Chinese ink and colour on silk
37 x 718.5 cm
From the Xiang Xue Zhang Collection
in memory of Dr Tan Tsze Chor
Lady Guoguo was the sister of a famous Tang-dynasty concubine Tang Guifei. The details of the robes and figures on horseback are gorgeously rendered here. The artist is paying tribute to a revered artist of nearly 1000 years before: the original painting by Li Gonglin (1049-1106) is in the Palace Museum in Beijing.