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21st March 2023

Fang Zhaoling often made series of paintings of a single subject. Stonehenge was a favourite, perhaps because the standing stones suit her modern interpretation of traditional Chinese ink calligraphy. The characters in this scroll explain that the image was painted to celebrate the royal wedding in 1981. The inscription reads, "Picture of Stonehenge, 10,000 years of stability. I use this to convey my wishes to the heir of the British throne on his auspicious wedding day. Fang Zhaoling at the British capital, 1981." The side inscription adds, "I feel joyful after painting this."


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