The Inventor of the Sword | 李鉄扮磨劍
Painting of Li Tieguai, one of the eight Taoist immortals whose attributes includes a gourd and a staff. Listed as "The Inventor of the Sword". Artist Unknown. Very good painting in terms of the facial expression and seemingly uneven posture of his feet. He is gazing upward while grinding the sword.
Purchased from C. T. Loo
[Book] Getz, John. 1916. Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 190 no.42
[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 40
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