An Exhibition of Paintings by Kao Wêng and Chang K’un-i [at] The Metropolitan Musuem of Art, New York, [March] 1944

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Shih, Hu; Kao Wêng; Alan Priest (Foreword)

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Shih, Hu; Kao Wêng; Alan Priest (Foreword). An Exhibition of Paintings by Kao Wêng and Chang K’un-i [at] The Metropolitan Musuem of Art, New York, [March] 1944. New York: The Metropolitan Musuem of Art, 1944. First Edition, First Printing. Unpaginated [pp. 24]. 8vo., measuring 10″ x 7.5″. Illustrated stapled card covers featuring an image of “Tiger” by Kao Wêng to the front cover. Copyright page states: “All the paintings in the Exhibition are Lent by Miss Chang.” Provides for a brief introductory message by Alan Priest (Curator of Far Eastern Art), an introductory note by Hu Shih (Professor of Chinese Philosophy, Dean of the College of Letters of the National University of Peking, and formerly Chinese Ambassador to the United States) followed by a written reproduction of a lecture given by Kao Wêng at Linagan University. Also includes a concise biography of Wêng by various contributors. Replete with black and white photographs, facsimiles of the paintings comprising the exhibition. Lightest edgewear, scattered foxing confined to the margins of the title page otherwise the contents remain bright, clean, and unmarked with tight, sound binding; near fine. Scarce. Stapled Wraps. (#1412) $189.00