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1949 Lithograph Anhwei Anhui Yang Ssu-lang Queen Hsiao Pattern Motif China XDG5

1949 Lithograph Anhwei Anhui Yang Ssu-lang Queen Hsiao Pattern Motif China XDG5

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This is an original 1949 two-color in-text lithograph titled, "Yang Ssu-lang visits his mother." The caption writes, "A Sung general invading Liao, he was captured. The Queen Hsiao admiring his bravery, made him her son-in-law. Later, becoming homesick, his wife arranged for him to go home for a visit." The pattern was gathered from the Anhui province of China.


This 62+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso. Please note that the background color in actuality is lighter and greener than it appears in the digital copy.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Lithograph; Two-Color
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6.5 x 9 inches; 17 x 23 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper has obtained a collection of lithographs featuring various Hua Yang patterns from multiple provinces of China. These patterns were often used during paper cutting, and represented symbolic ideas and thoughts rendered through the animals, flowers, and figures portrayed within the pieces. These motifs could also be seen in Chinese embroidery under two categories-- one sketched and used in larger projects, and the other, on smaller clothing articles, including on dresses, aprons, and children's footwear. These silhouettes were cut freehand with scissors; several were usually created at one time by stacking the papers, and were known as hua yang. The images in this collection were collected by Huang Chung and Wang Li'an over a period of several years.

Keywords specific to this image: cane, robe, Chinese