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Arthur Szyk lithograph

Object | Accession Number: 2002.113.3.7

The multi-colored lithograph represents Arthur Szyk's conception of the entire history of the Republic of China. In the center,"Republic of China" is displayed in traditional Chinese characters superimposed over the yellow circular Chinese symbol for"long life" and surrounded by four circular blue-and-white star logos of the Nationalist goverment founded by Sun Yat-sen. The dragon at the center top represents Imperial China and is flanked by portraits of Sun Yat-sen on the right and Confucius on the left. The eight immortals of Taoism line either side of the central panel, and depictions of a scholar-bureaucrat and peasant farmer as well as a porcelain urn and the circular symbol for the Republic of China decorate the lower half of the print. Four vertical and four horizontal columns containing the names of China's provinces spelled in Chinese characters line the bottom edge.

Artwork Title
Title page for The republic of China
Date
1948  (manufacture)
Classification
Art
Category
Prints
Object Type
Lithographs (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Irvin Ungar
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:09:28
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