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Special 124 Famous Chinese Paintings on Moon–shaped Fans Postage Stamps (Issue of 1976)

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Stamp SN D124
Stamp Name Special 124 Famous Chinese Paintings on Moon–shaped Fans Postage Stamps (Issue of 1976)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Birds, Mammals, Flowers, Calligraphy & Paintings
Issue date 1976-07-14
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 33.6×48.4
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer
Photographer Liu Pao-chin
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition 5×4
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made 〝郵〞(post) watermarked paper with gum
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Perforation 13x12


   The fan originated in the three ancient dynasties: Hsia, Shang and Chou (2205-255 B.C.), and was widely used in the Sung dynasty. The four fan pictures, recommended by the National Palace Museum, are on silk fans painted by four artists of the Sung dynasty.The stamps are briefly described as follows:

2.00 〝Hibiscus〞 by Li Tung: Li Tung's date and place of birth are unknown, but during the reign of the Emperor Li-tsung of the Southern Sung dynasty he often did paintings of villages with houses, fields, and gardens.

5.00 〝Lilies〞 by Lin Chun: Lin Chun (flourished 1174) was a native of Chien-tang, the modern Hangchow in Chekiang. He was a member of the Painting Academy in the Chun-hsi period (1174-1190) of the Emperor Hsiao-tsung. His paintings depict flowers and birds, animals, and fruit. He modeled his works after Chao Chang, applying color very thinly on the paintings, and catching the wonder of creation. 

8.00 〝Two Deer, Mushrooms and Pine〞 by Mou Chung-fu: The dates of Mou Chung-fu's are not known, but he was a native of Suichou in Hupei. He painted birds and wild animals, his chickens being particularly fine. His paintings of apes, monkeys, and deer bear comparison with those of I Yuan-chi of the Northern Sung. 

10.00 〝Wild Flowers and Quail〞 by Li An-chung: Li An-chung (flourished 1119-1131)was a member of the Painting Academy in the Hsuan-ho period, and held various official positions, though his native province is not recorded. In the Shao-hsing period, after the re-establishment of the Sung in the south, he once more held a position in the Painting Academy. He painted flowers, birds, and wild animals in motion. His strong