A most attractive album reflecting what Laurence Binyon called the Chinese ‘exquisite courtesy to nature’ inspired by Daoist philosophy.
Forty-five of the watercolours are of natural history subjects, principally birds, set amongst foliage. The remaining studies depict Chinese types and costumes. Lively, and showing great care and skill, they show the fluency and feeling of movement that came from the Chinese tradition of painting with the calligrapher’s brush rather than pen or pencil. Most of the drawings are in colour, a few in ink monochrome.
4to. (30 x 26.4 cm.), 59 drawings in ink and watercolour of birds and other animals, flowers and figure studies, twentieth century cloth.
Stock ID: 89587