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Special 261 Ancient Chinese Painting

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Stamp SN D261
Stamp Name Special 261 Ancient Chinese Painting
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Calligraphy & Paintings
Issue date 1988-10-19
Suspersion date 1989-10-19
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 30x49
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co. Inc.,
Drawer
Designer
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director
Sheet composition S261.1-261.4 10×4
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Locally-made mat finished,<br>watermarked stamp paper with gum<br>
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Perforation 11 1/2


   Shen Chou (1427-1509), a native of Chang-chou, Kiangsu, was one of the Four Great Masters of the Ming dynasty.〝Lofty Mount Lu〞was completed in 1467 as a present for his teacher's seventieth birthday.

    The painting is a hanging scroll, 98.1×193.8 cm in size. Although the brushwork in this piece was modeled on the style of the Yuan dynasty artist Wang Meng, Shen Chou, painting to the best of his ability, created a work which shows an even stronger sense of straightforwardness and vigor. The mountains and rocks were first painted in light ink; then using heavier ink, the artist built up the ink strokes layer by layer. The brightness of the clouds and the coloring of the mountains are beautifully rendered.