Liu Sung-nien: Lohan (Arhat)

Sung Dynasty / hanging scroll / ink and color on silk

Liu Sung-nien (second half of the twelfth century to the first half of the thirteenth century) was a native of Ch'ien-t'ang (Hangchow). He studied under Chang Tun-li, was gifted in painting human figures and landscapes, which are known for their exquisiteness. Many Buddhist paintings, this work being a representative example, were produced in the Sung dynasty as furnishings in Ch'an temples reflecting the popularity of this Buddhist sect in the period. The minute and substantial brushstrokes seen throughout the painting render the quintessence of the painter's dexterity.
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Hanging Scroll
No. Media Picture Size Hanging Scroll Size Price Shipping Purchase
P7 Ink/color
on Silk
117.2cm x 56.0cm
46.1in x 22.0in
212.0cm x 67.8cm
83.5in x 26.7in
$685 $70
Sheet
No. Media Picture Size Sheet Size Price Shipping Purchase
P7s Ink/color
on Silk
117.2cm x 56.0cm
46.1in x 22.0in
117.2cm x 56.0cm
46.1in x 22.0in
$345 $25

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