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Wen Zhenheng or Wen Chen-Heng or Wen Tchen-Henglocked


Chinese, 17th century, male.

Born 1584; died 1644.

Art historian.

Wen Zhenheng was a civil servant, aesthete and art historian and the author of Changwu Zhi, an important work in 12 books on the life of an aesthete. Book V is devoted to painting seen from the point of view mainly of the collector, and also to calligraphy. It is an acknowledged source of information....

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