上海.[Shanghai]. [上海正興公司]. [Shanghai zheng xing gong si]. No date. Minguo (1911-1949). Stock ID #161983
2 colour Chinese Minguo posters, created in the style of Lianhuanhua and Chinese New Year Pictures, includes 12 illustrations (6 on each sheet) showing characters who appeared in classic Chinese novels, each illustration is titled and numbered. Posters are trimmed and laid down on paper backing. Parts of the publication details have been trimmed, some loss at upper left corner not affecting the images, very light foxing on the poster no.2, in good condition. Text in traditional Chinese. Sheet measures 37.2 x 50.5cm. 今古奇觀 "Wonders of the Present and the Past" is a 40-chapter book of classic Chinese short stories, written by a famous Ming Dynasty novelist 抱甕老人 [Bao weng lao ren]. The 12 illustrations featured in the posters are based on the short stories in the book. The images show scenes from chapters 5, 6, 7, 17, 19, 20, 23, 28, 32, 34, 35 and 36. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 161983).
Price: $665.00 AU