Black and white photograph showing the artist Wang Qingfang, painting with brush and ink on a drop-sided table as children play with books and manuscripts on the stone floor at his feet. A chair sits against the wall to the right of the frame. Paintings hang on the wall behind him.
The artist Wang Qingfang and children.
This is one of a large number of photographs of local artists and craftspeople at work that were taken by Hedda Morrison (1908-1991) during her years of residence in Peking (Beijing), China 1933-1946.
A similar photograph reproduced in Hedda Morrison, 'A photographer in Old Peking', Hong Kong, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1985, p. 252, with the caption 'Wang Ch'ing Fang, another gifted artist. Art was his vocation but he supported his family by teaching'.
Gift of Mr Alastair Morrison, 1992