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Portraits of Modern China—Living in Art Works

Children Playing in the Garden by Jie Wen, Qing Dynasty (1800)

Regular Exhibition

Portraits of Modern China—Living in Art Works

June 15 (Tue.), 2021 – August 15 (Sun.)

50 portrait pieces created from the Qing Dynasty to the modern age (mid 19th to mid 20th centuries) will be exhibited from our second generation Kuboso Collection and Chinese modern art collection (Teiseido Collection) donated by Hayashi Munetake. Many Chinese painters at that time not only learned the traditional style but were also influenced by new theories and techniques from Western countries, as well as Japan, during a time of rapid and radical social change brought about by modernization. The displays will include portraits that introduce subjects from all walks of life, from famous Taoists and Buddhists, to hermits living a secluded existence, and ordinary men, women and children.

Distant View of Donkey Riders by Ren Bonian, Qing Dynasty (1890)
Beauty Viewing Plum Blossoms by Ni Tian, Qing Dynasty to Republic of China (late 19th to early 20th century)
White-Robed Kannon by Qi Baishi, Republic of China (20th century)
Moon Shadow in the Garden by Feng Zikai, Republic of China to contemporary period (20th century)
Hama and Tieguai by Wang Yiting, Republic of China (1930)
Washing Feet by Chang Dai-chien, Republic of China (1934)


Opening Hours 10:00 am-5:00 pm (Last admission: 4:30 pm)