San Francisco: Far Eastern Art, 1987. Item #42
This is the first book that portrays the middle Qing painting. Examples of the works by 62 artists are illustrated in this volume. By including detailed historical facts, the author is able to carefully generate insights into each individual artist's painting by categorizing each artist's style into different schools or methods, translating inscriptions and seals appeared on each painting, and evaluating the intrinsic artistic value of each painting, inscription and seal. Thus, not only does this volume offer the general reader a brief introduction to Chinese painting of the middle Qing dynasty, it also provides specialists in this field new examples for comparison to those repeatedly reproduced for publication.