An Index of Early Chinese Painters and Paintings

T’ang, Sung, Yüan

by James Cahill

First published in 1980, James Cahill’s Index is the most comprehensive English-language compilation available on Chinese painters and their works from the late 6th through the mid-14th century. Incorporating the work of Ellen Johnston Laing and Osvald Siren, whom Professor Cahill studied under as a graduate student, the Index includes biographical details of the artists, their “style” and “studio” names, where their works are located or have been published, and information on materials, signatures, seals, and inscriptions. An extensive bibliography focuses on reproductions of the works in Chinese, Japanese, and Western publications, making the Index is an essential research tool for all students, collectors, and connoisseurs of Chinese art.

James Cahill, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, has also held the positions of Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry, Harvard University, and Curator of Chinese Art, Freer Gallery of Art, Washington. His publications include the widely read Chinese Painting (Skira, 1960), and numerous other books, exhibition catalogues, and articles on Chinese and Japanese painting.

402 pp, 7 x 10, Soft
Chinese art / Art reference
ISBN: 978-1-891640-10-0