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Special 111  Famous Chinese Paintings on Folding Fans Postage Stamps (Issue of 1975)

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Stamp SN D111
Stamp Name Special 111  Famous Chinese Paintings on Folding Fans Postage Stamps (Issue of 1975)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Calligraphy & Paintings
Issue date 1975-04-16
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 48.4×33.6
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Joh.Enscheden Zonen, Holland
Photographer Liu Pao-chin
Creative Director
Sheet composition 4×5
Print color
Process Photogravure
Paper Photogravure stamp paper
Perforation 12 1/2 x 13
  For the promotion of the Chinese Cultural Renaissance Movement, a set of Famous Chinese Paintings on Folding Fans Postage Stamps- was released. Four fan pictures, painted by the artists of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644 A.D.) were selected from the National Palace Museum collection. They are briefly described as follows:

1.00  Landscape by Li Liu-fang: Li Liu-fang (1575-1629) was native of Chia-ting in Kiangsu. He was a poet and painter, being noted for his engraving of seal characters, and for his landscape, which resembled those of Sung and Yuan dynasty painters, most notably Wu Chen. This is one of the〝 Song of nine friends in a painting〞 which he did for Wu Mei-tsun.

2.50  Landscape by Wen Cheng-ming: Wen Cheng-ming (1470-1559) was a native of Chang-chou, Kiangsu. Known as a gentleman of dignified character, he showed great ability in poetry, prose, calligraphy and painting. In the latter he studied the work of Chen Chou, but assimilated the finest points of the Sung and Yuan dynasty masters. His best works are his fine and intricate miniatures, for though he used a coarse brush the result was similar to that of Chen Chous paintings. He was known as one of the Four Masters of the Ming dynasty.

5.00  Landscape by Chou Chen: Chou Chen (1450-1535) was a native of Wu-hsien in Kiangsu, whose familiar name Shun-ching and sobriquet Tung-ts'un. In landscapeshe followed the style of Chen Shian, acting as the transmitter of Sung styles to later generations. He displayed a fresh and lively use of the brush.

8.00  Landscape by Tang Yin: Tang Yin (1470-1523) was a native of Suchou, Kiangsu, He studied landscape painting under Chou Chen, but was later far to surpass him. He used a moist brush which gave his paintings a close-woven and balanced quality. Critics have noted the affinities of his work to that of earlier painters. He also painted figures, both male and female, bird and flower paintings, and pictures of towers and pavilions. He was known as oneof the Four Masters of the Ming dynasty.