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The Annunciation [scroll painting]
AuthorLu Hongnian 陸鴻年, 1914-1989
Pub. Location[Beijing] [北京]Publisher---
Date1948Phys. Desc.28.5 x 53 cm. [41 x1 35 cm. mounting]
LocationRare Book CabinetCall NumberC1
[The Annunciation] / Lu Hongnian 陸鴻年 (John Lu Hung-nien). VIEW IMAGE
Inscription: "一九四八年春日太倉陸鴻年敬繪於北平" (Spring, 1948, painted by Lu Hongnian [of] Taicang [Jiangsu Province] in Beiping). Calligraphy and seal on painting.
Chinese watercolors on silk, mounted as hanging scroll.
DESCRIPTION: Untitled depiction of the angel Gabriel appearing to Mary surrounded by clouds with the dove of the Holy Spirit above. Figures and subject environment are entirely Chinese, done in the method suggested by Card. Celso Costantini during his tenure in the 1930's, and carried out in the 1940's by the Art Department of Furen Catholic University in Beijing. For collection background, see Celestial Icons.
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Subject(s)Chinese Christian painting--20th century
Christian art and symbolism--China--20th century
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint--Annunciation--Pictorial works--Chinese
Rec. TypeArtwork (scroll painting)LanguageChinese 中文
CollectionRicci Institute LibraryRec. #8676