P1040621

W410xH550mm, China

This is a Wei Fong school wood block print.
The Wei Fong school of the Shan Dong province began in the late Ming dynasty and flourished in the Qing dynasty.  Known for the bold composition and the reflection of life with humor.  The wooden stencil of this print was carved by the artisan Zhao Lan Peng of the Wei Fong New Year Print Studio in the 80s.

The subject of the print is Guan Yu, the red face general of the 3 Kingdom period.  In the novel, “Romance of the Three Kingdoms”, General Guan took on loyal and fearless character which is worshipped by the police and the triads alike.

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