1968-1969 Carved black lacquer and gilt depicting a watchtower overlooking a cluster of paddy fields and an arched bridge within a forbidding mountain landscape, framed. 61cm x 40.6cm (24in x 16in)
Provenance: produced at Yangzhou and exhibited in China until the end of the Cultural Revolution, and then placed in storage at the No.1 State Lacquer Factory in Yangzhou Exhibited at the Olympia Fine Arts and Antiques Fair, New Art from Ancient China - Lacquer from Yangzhou, November 1998 A British private collection
來源：產於揚州，一直出展在中國直到文化大革命結束，後存在揚州第一漆廠的儲存室 1998年11月出展於奧林比亞藝術及古董博覽會的《New Art from Ancient China - Lacquer from Yangzhou》展覽 英國私人收藏
Designed by Senior Artist Lu Xingting, a student of Fu Baoshi Made by Senior Master Kong Yuqing, Senior Master Lin Yu and Junior Master Jiang Debao
Designed to give the appearance of a woodblock print, an art form popular at the time, this plaque took six months to make between 1968-1969. It was made for the 1969 Jiangsu Provincial Arts and Craft Exhibition held in the Chaotian Temple, Nanjing.
Yan'an is a provincial town in Shaanxi Province which became the headquarters of the Chinese Communist Party at the end of the 'Long March' in December 1936. In May 1942, as part of Mao's Rectification Campaigns, the Yan'an Forum on Literature and Art was held. At this forum, Mao said that art and literature should reflect the views of the workers and soldiers; it should not be art for art's sake. This forum guided the way of art in China after 1949.