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Xu Beihong = 徐悲鴻 = Hsü Pei-hung = [Ju Péon]

徐悲鸿素描 = Xu Beihong Su Miao = Hsu Pei-Hung Album Sketches

徐悲鸿素描 = Xu Beihong Su Miao = Hsu Pei-Hung Album Sketches

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北京 [Beijing]: 人民美術出版社 : 新华书店北京发行所发行 = Ren min mei shu chu ban she : Xin hua shu dian Beijing fa xing suo fa xing,, 1958. First ed., presumed. Folio in orange-brown polished stamped cloth boards; 10 unnumbered pages, 113 plates (some color): illustrations (some color), portrait; 37 cm + 1 booklet of 6 p. Prefatory matter in English with added title page: Hsu Pei-hung album sketches. Very good with slight external edge-wear. Laid in booklet is stapled. Binding tight (neat tape reinforcement to front and rear hinges; unclear is this is as issued; it is well done);leaves clean. Small personal chop to front free endpaper. Laid-in, stapled booklet may be incomplete. Hardcover.

Uncommon. In Chinese with some English. Excellent drawings in the realism style. Chiefly full-page b&w drawings of people and objects. Realism. Stapled leaves are a list of the paintings in English. ¶  One of the most important modern Chinese painters. "Xu Beihong or Hsu Pei-hong (1895-1953) is known for his paintings of horses and birds. He was one of the first Chinese artists to articulate the need for artistic expressions that reflected a modern China at the beginning of the 20th century. He was also regarded as one of the first to create monumental oil paintings with epic Chinese themes – a show of his high proficiency in an essential Western art technique. He was one of the four pioneers of Chinese modern art who earned the title of "The Four Great Academy Presidents". —Wikipedia

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