Zhengxian DING, Nongcun zhi chun geng ba [Rural spring - Ploughing over] Enlarge 1 /1

Zhengxian DING

China born 1914 – 2000

Nongcun zhi chun geng ba [Rural spring - Ploughing over] (1941) Description: from Four seasons in the couuntryside No.1
Place made: China
Materials & Technique: prints, relief; hand-coloured woodcut, ink Support: white rice paper

Primary Insc: Dedication lower left, in ink "[Chinese characters]" [Tangsun Xiang sheng zhi zheng] [To Mister Townsend]. Signed lower left, in ink "[Chinese characters]" [DING Zhengxian jing zeng] [With respects from DING Zhengxian]. White printed label lower centre [Chinese wood-engravers' Co-op Association]. Title and artist's name on label, in ink "[Chinese characters]" [DING Zhengxian / Nong cun zhi chun]. Monogram
Dimensions: comp 16.0 h x 12.3 w cm support 40.2 h x 28.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Peter Townsend Collection, purchased with the assistance of the Australia- China Council 1985
Accession No: NGA 85.1790.183
Subject: Collection: The Peter Townsend collection of Chinese revolutionary woodblock prints, acquired 1985.
Provenance:
  • collection of Peter Townsend