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Painting: landscape


One mounted painting on paper of landscape. Signature and seal of artist bottom left. Dedication to Alley top right. Signatures and seals of six friends, top left. Inscriptions as follows:

1. Top inscription:

陳龍泉 朱耕x 陳顯明 金柏生 沈海耿 任石流 敬贈
The British man Mr. Rewi Alley, an investigator of our union, will be transferred to the Factory Inspection Department. We have worked with Mr. Alley for many years, all knowing that he has a keen interest in Chinese calligraphy and painting. Therefore, we commissioned this hanging scroll from Jiang Size, a famous painter in Loudong, for Alley and our friendship as well. In the July of the 23rd year of the Republic of China (1934).
Chen Longquan, Zhu GengX, Chen Xianming, Jin Bosheng, Shen Haigeng, Ren Shiliu. Respectfully presented.

2. Lower inscription:
高館依山築 白雲時往回
送迎都不必 風雨卻能來
有意未妨懶 無心何用猜
世人誰可到 但指亂峰堆



Jiang Size


C.M. Alley


A presentation painting from Chinese colleagues to Rewi Alley in Shanghai, July 1934. Gifted to Canterbury Museum by Alley's mother, C.M. Alley, in 1944. Loaned to William Hart-Smith for exhibition in Timaru in 1949. Loaned to Margaret Garland (1903-1998) for an exhibition of Chinese art at The Architectural Centre Gallery, Wellington, and Auckland Art Gallery, in 1954.

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Physical Dimensions

1135 x 435 mm (l x w)

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Republic of China (1911-1949)


Jiang Size, “Painting: landscape,” China, Art and Cultural Diplomacy, accessed July 14, 2024, http://rewialleyart.nz/items/show/1254.