Ashmolean Museum Oxford

A Bowl of Crabs Premium Print


A premium print featuring A bowl of crabs by Liu Xiling (1848-1923), ink and colour on paper most likely finger painted.

Active in the Guangxu (1875-1908) period of the Qing dynasty Liu Xiling was from Huayang (present-day Chengdu) in Sichuan province, but as a painter was active in Zhejiang. His painting style and subject matter were inspired by Gao Qipei (1660-1734).

The inscription on the print reads: 'The taste of crabs (in the right season) are of course praise worthy, but they taste even more refreshing when you are drunk.'

Supplied unframed, these prints have a pearl finish, come with a backing board and are sealed in a clear cellophane pocket. It fits perfectly into one of our A3 print frames.

Credit: Xiling, Liu (1848-1923) A bowl of crabs. © Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford.

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Dimensions: 29.7 x 42cm