Catalogue of Chinese masterpieces
Three hundred masterpieces of Chinese painting in the Palace Museum.
Selected and compiled by an editorial committee of the Joint Board of Directors of the National Palace Museum and the National Central Museum, Taichung, Taiwan. Taipei National Palace Museum 1959
First edition. Six volumes, large folio (44 x 32 cm). With 300 plates, mostly collotypes but a few in colour. Parallel English and Chinese text. No.0335 of 1500 copies printed. A fine set bound in Chinese-style pictorial silk wrappers, contained in two contemporary folding cloth portfolios. Portfolios a little faded.
COPAC records copies at Edinburgh, Oxford, and the Victoria & Albert Museum only.
Three hundred Chinese paintings, many published for the first time in this catalogue, selected from the superb collection of the National Palace Museum in Taiwan, all magnificently illustrated. Each illustration is accompanied by a critical note in Chinese and English; the preliminary text includes several essays in English and Chinese.