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W410 X H550mm, China

Li Kui is a character of the Sung dynasty novel – Water Margin, known as the black whirlwind, he is well known for his use of the axes.  His bold and impulsive temperament led him to accidentally killed someone in his home town.  He was later pardoned and became a prison warden where he befriended Dai Zong and Song Jiang who also became heros of the Liangshan.

Li Kui is the no.22 warrior of Liang Shan, click here to meet no.59.

Come to see the actual print and many others at the
New Year Print Exhibition

MOUNTAIN FOLKCRAFT
CHINESE WOOD BLOCK PRINT COLLECTION

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W270 X H400mm, China

This pair of wood block print is not about blessings but scene from a opera story “Return to Jing Zhou”, set in the 3 Kingdom Period.
Click here for the full story about Return to Jing Zhou and a print from the Yangliuqing school of the same theme.

What is interesting about this print is the carving, 明正德九年雍山老人藏板 (stamp collected by old man of Yongshan in the year 1515 of the Ming dynasty) on the stamp.  It is unlikely that the prints were made by the stamp collected in Ming dynasty but from a duplication of it.  What these prints offer is a glimpse of the opera in the Ming dynasty and are often refer to in the historical theater research.

Come to see the actual print and many others at the
New Year Print Exhibition

MOUNTAIN FOLKCRAFT
CHINESE WOOD BLOCK PRINT COLLECTION