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Huntington Library acquires rare Chinese illustrated book
Huntington Library acquires rare Chinese illustrated book

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is building on the work it started in 2008 with the opening of its Chinese Garden. On Thursday it announced that it had acquired a rare and prized 17th century Chinese illustrated book. The book features a set of intricate color woodblock prints known as "The Ten Bamboo Studio Collection of Calligraphy and Pictures." It was published in 1633 by Hu Zhengyan, a calligrapher and seal-carver who named the book after his studio in Nanjing, which was a gathering place for his many artistic friends. He also ran his printing business out of his studio. June Li, the curator of the Huntington's Chinese Garden (Liu Fang...

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