Titel: A DREAM OF RED MANSIONS As portrayed through the brush of SUN WEN - A DREAM OF RED MANSIONS As portrayed through the brush of SUN WEN (清 · 孙温绘全本红楼梦, 英文版)
Author / Editor: 孙温 Sun Wen (绘 paintings)，曹雪芹 Cao Xueqin (原著 author)
ISBN: 978-1-60220-004-3, 9781602200043
Publisher: Better Link Press, Shanghai Press and Publishing Development Company - 上海新闻出版发展公司
Date of Publication: 2010
Number of pages: 233
Dimensions: 27 x 34,5 cm
All the paintings in this book are reduced copies of the original works by Sun Wen. Each painting is 76.6 cm in width and 43.3 cm in height, richly colored and exquisitely executed. The series consists of 230 paintings, following the events of the original novel of 120 chapters. The original paintings are housed in Lüshun Musuem , Dalian, China.
About the Author
Sun Wen, a court painter and artist in Qing dynasty, was born during the reign of Emperor Jiaqing (about 1818) in Fengrun, Hebei Province. It is recorded that he spent 36 years (from the age of 50 to 86) doing a series of paintings on silk, telling the story of Hong Lou Meng (A Dream of Red Mansions), a famous Chinese literary classic.