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Guiguzi - 鬼谷子
Guiguzi - 鬼谷子
Guiguzi - 鬼谷子
Guiguzi - 鬼谷子
Guiguzi - 鬼谷子
Guiguzi - 鬼谷子
Guiguzi - 鬼谷子
Guiguzi - 鬼谷子
Guiguzi - 鬼谷子
Guiguzi - 鬼谷子
Guiguzi - 鬼谷子
Guiguzi - 鬼谷子
Guiguzi - 鬼谷子
Guiguzi - 鬼谷子
Guiguzi - 鬼谷子
Guiguzi - 鬼谷子
Guiguzi - 鬼谷子
Guiguzi - 鬼谷子
Guiguzi - 鬼谷子
Guiguzi - 鬼谷子

Guiguzi - 鬼谷子

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Genuine Chinese painting depicting legendary Guiguzi (鬼谷子) - 'Master of the Ghost Valley' carried in an open carriage. 

'Guiguzi' is a rhetorical treatise attributed to an author of the same name - Master Guigu Xiansheng (鬼谷先生) who contemplated the art of persuasion and rhetoric in order to influence individual opponents analyzing their unique set of characteristics, lobbying, and gaining leverage against political enemies.

Exceptionally well painted in the revival style of earlier periods, most likely made in 1880-1920 (late Qing to early Republic Period).

Condition: good, with 2 minor tears (middle top and middle bottom), some spotting which also might be intentionally applied effect of snowing - all captured on photos.

Ink and colour on paper.

Unsigned, framed (small chip: bottom-left corner of the frame), glazed.

Sizes of artwork: 36 x 55.5 cm ≈ 14.1 x 21.8 in
Sizes with frame: 55 x 75 cm ≈ 21.6 x 29.5 in