Yuan GU

China 1919 – 1996

Laodong ying xiong Wu Manyou [Labour hero Wu Manyou] (1942) Place made: China
Materials & Technique: prints, relief; woodcut, ink Support: white rice paper

Primary Insc: Titled upper right vertically, in pencil "[Chinese characters]" [Laudong ying xiong Wu Mayou]. Signed lower right vertically, in pencil "[Chinese characters]" [GU Yuan]. Numbered upper right, in pencil "31" [encircled]. Printed slogan upper right to upper left "[Chinese characters]" [Xiang Wu Manyou kanqi] [Always emulate Wu Manyou!]. Printed slogan lower left to lower right "XIANG WU MANIOU KANKI" [Always emulate Wu Manyou!]
Dimensions: comp 15.2 h x 9.0 w cm support 17.6 h x 11.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Peter Townsend Collection, purchased with the assistance of the Australia- China Council 1985
Accession No: NGA 85.1790.194
Subject: Collection: The Peter Townsend collection of Chinese revolutionary woodblock prints, acquired 1985.
  • collection of Peter Townsend