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Han Gan [Han Kan]locked

(b Chang’an [now Xi’an, Shaanxi Province]; fl c. ad 742–83).
  • Joan Stanley-Baker

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Chinese painter. He was celebrated for his paintings of figures, goblins and spirits and, especially, for his depictions of saddled horses. He came from a poor family but as a young man was patronized by the great poet Wang Wei, who sponsored his painting studies under ...

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