Material Information

Series Title:
Preliminary list of Chinese woodblock prints in the SOAS Library
Added title page title:
Qinghe xinnian tu
Added title page title:
Celebrating the New Year festival
高桐軒, 1835-1906
Gao Tongxian, 1835-1906, illustrator ( contributor )
Place of Publication:
Tianjin (Yangliuqing district)
Publication Date:
Paper, Water color inks ( medium )
55 x 33 cm in


Subjects / Keywords:
New Year
Altars ( lcsh )
Candles ( lcsh )
Chinese New Year ( lcsh )
Celebrations in art ( lcsh )
Games ( lcsh )
Woodblock Print
Spatial Coverage:
Asia -- China -- Tianjin -- Xiqing District -- Tianjin -- Yangliuqing
亚洲 -- 中国 -- 天津 -- 天津市西青区 -- 天津市 -- 杨柳青
亞洲 -- 中國 -- 天津 -- 天津市西青區 -- 天津市 -- 楊柳青
39.13 x 117.014167


General Note:
This is a domestic scene on the eve of the New Year. While one lady is lighting up the candles at the altar the other ladies are seated on the warmed brick-bed making dumplings. Two young boys are playing a game called Win promotion1 (Jiaguan), alluding to the hope of success in their future careers. The colophon reads: "The women of the household see the old year out, the brothers compete to be promoted." According to Yin Huang this print can be identified as the work of a specific artist, namely Gao Tongxian,who was one of the most famous artists working at the Yangliuqing print shops. Although this particular print has been dated to 1905, the subject is a reproduction from his earlier work. The original blocks for this design were cut at the beginning of the reign of the Guangxu emperor (r. 1875-1908), and continued to be reproduced in the studios until 1906.
General Note:
Published reference in: Preliminary list of Chinese woodblock prints in the SOAS Library
General Note:
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General Note:
Inked in eight colours with hand-painted details

Record Information

Source Institution:
SOAS, University of London
Rights Management:
This item is in the public domain. Please use in accord with Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC). High resolution digital master available from SOAS, University of London - the Digital Library Project Office.
Resource Identifier:
CWP 59 ( accession number (preliminary list of chinese woodblock prints in the soas library) )