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Table 1 Details of paintings representing Paris phase whose supports were studied

From: Technical examination of Liu Kang’s Paris and Shanghai painting supports (1929–1937)

Title and inventory numbera Date Genre Dimensions H × W (cm) Orientation Standard number Standard format Painted on earlier composition Painted on the reverse side Type of auxiliary support strainer/stretcher/rigid support Major treatments impacting the examination of the canvases
Lining Strip lining Loose lining
St Gingolph, Lac Leman, Switzerland 1929 Landscape 45.5 × 37.5 Vertical 8 Portrait Yes      
My room in Paris 1929 Still life 54 × 45.5 Vertical 10 Portrait    Strainer    
Landscape 1930 Landscape 46 × 38 Vertical 8 Portrait       
French countryside 1930 Landscape 46 × 54.5 Horizontal 10 Portrait       
Cottage with blue shutters, France 1930 Landscape 46 × 54.5 Horizontal 10 Portrait   Yes     
Portrait of a man with his hat, Belgium 1930 Portrait 55 × 45 Vertical 10 Portrait Yes      
Autumn landscape 1930 Landscape 38.5 × 46 Horizontal 8 Portrait    Strainer    
Man in blue coat, Paris 1930 Portrait 46 × 37 Vertical 8 Portrait       
Village street, France 1930 Streetscape 46 × 55.5 Horizontal 10 Portrait Yes   Strainer    
Landscape in Switzerland,
Acc. no. P-1229
1930 Landscape 45.6 × 55.7 Horizontal 10 Portrait    Stretcher    
Street scene in France, Acc. no. 2003-03366 1930 Streetscape 46 × 54.6 Horizontal 10 Portrait Yes   Plywood board Yes   
Countryside in France, Acc. no. 2003-03365 1930 Landscape 46 × 54.7 Horizontal 10 Portrait    Strainer    
Farmers house, Acc. no. GI-0254-(PC) 1930 Landscape 45.5 × 53.5 Horizontal 10 Portrait    Strainer Yes   
Autumn colours, Acc. no. GI-0255 (PC) 1930 Streetscape 38.3 × 45.3 Horizontal 8 Portrait Yes   Strainer Yes   
Zuo La Lu, Acc. no. 1993–00998 1930 Streetscape 46 × 55 Horizontal 10 Portrait Yes   Strainer    
Still life with books, Paris 1931 Still life 45 × 38 Vertical 8 Portrait       
Portrait of a man with his pipe, Paris 1931 Portrait 45 × 38 Vertical 8 Portrait   Yes     
Self-portrait 1931 Portrait 55 × 46 Vertical 10 Portrait   Yes Plywood board Yes   
Self-portrait in Paris 1931 Portrait 61 × 46 Vertical 12 Landscape Yes   Strainer    
Boats, Etretat 1931 Seascape 46 × 55 Horizontal 10 Portrait Yes   Strainer    
French lady, Acc. no. 1993-00996 1931 Portrait 60.7 × 45.8 Vertical 12 Landscape    Plywood board Yes   
Boat near the cliff, Acc. no. 2003-03249 1931 Seascape 53.7 × 72.4 Horizontal 20 Landscape    Strainer   Yes Yes
Village scene, Acc. no. 2003-03320 1931 Landscape 46 × 55 Horizontal 10 Portrait    Strainer   Yes  
Slope, Acc. no. 2003-03319 1931 Streetscape 46 × 55 Horizontal 10 Portrait   Yes Strainer   Yes  
Winter, Acc. no. GI-0256 1931 Streetscape 46 × 55 Horizontal 10 Portrait Yes   Strainer   Yes  
My landlady, Madame Normand 1932 Portrait 54 × 45 Vertical 10 Portrait       
Street 1932 Streetscape 46 × 39 Vertical 8 Portrait    Strainer    
Seafood, Acc. no. 2003-03250 1932 Still life 46 × 55 Horizontal 10 Portrait Yes   Strainer   Yes Yes
Breakfast, Acc. no. GI-0257 (PC) 1932 Still life 46 × 54 Horizontal 10 Portrait Yes   Paper board Yes   
  1. aAccession numbers indicate paintings from the NGS collection. Titles without the accession numbers are from Liu family collection