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Special 354 Ancient Chinese Painting "Scenic Dwelling at Chu-chu" Postage Stamps

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Stamp SN D354
Stamp Name Special 354 Ancient Chinese Painting "Scenic Dwelling at Chu-chu" Postage Stamps
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Calligraphy & Paintings
Issue date 1996-02-15
Suspension date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 34x41
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co.Inc., R.O.C.
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Sheet composition 4×4
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper Phosphoresent stamp paper
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Perforation 12 1/2 x 12


  Wang Meng (1308-1385 A.D.), a native of Wuhsing, Chekiang Province, wrote poetry and essays, but is particularly known for his paintings. Wang's style of painting represents a transition from the Yuan to the Ming Dynasty, not only affecting the painting style of Ming and Ching Dynasties, but also showing the mysterious and imaginary space which people today are pursuing. The Scenic Dwellings At Chu-ch'u, 42.5 cm in width and 68.7 cm in length, depicts the landscape and scenery at Chu-ch'u (the ancient name for Lake Tai). The penetrating yet simple brushwork can be said to be both mature yet raw, and extremely subtle yet apparently awkward, making this work a masterpiece.