Bring-in-Emoluments Military Door Guard

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    The warrior in this left-hand print of a pair depicting flamboyantly dressed military men has strongly articulated facial features, a large, protruding nose and bulging eyes, suggesting he is of non- Chinese origin. He holds a small platter upon which is the image of a deer. ‘Deer’ (lu) is a homophone for ‘emolument’ (lu), conveying auspicious wishes for an official salary. It is unusual for a military figure, whose function in the popular- print tradition is to protect the house, to hold auspicious images; that is the role of civilian figures. The soft blue and rose colour scheme and the brushwork are consistent with Suzhou prints believed to date from the Kangxi era.1 The print is notable for the exceptional precision in the rendering of intricate designs. The lower part was cropped, perhaps to remove unsightly damage or to fit the image into a Western frame.

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    Details: Bring-in-Emoluments Military Door Guard, woodblock print on paper, Qing dynasty, 18th century, Suzhou, China. (c) The Trustees of the British Museum

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