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Table 2 Details of paintings representing Shanghai 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
Red and white walls 1933 Landscape 55 × 45.5 Vertical 10 Portrait       
Courtyard with tree 1933 Landscape 55.5 × 45.5 Vertical 10 Portrait       
Countryside landscape 1933 Landscape 45 × 54.5 Horizontal 10 Portrait       
Autumn countryside 1933 Landscape 45.5 × 54.5 Horizontal 10 Portrait       
Farmhouse and field 1933 Landscape 60 × 72.5 Horizontal 20 Portrait       
Pagoda near Shanghai 1933 Landscape 73 × 59 Vertical 20 Portrait       
Courtyard, Shanghai 1933 Landscape 73 × 60 Vertical 20 Portrait       
Still life with green stool 1933 Still life 56 × 46 Vertical 10 Portrait Yes      
Working at the fields, Acc. no. 2003-03258 1933 Landscape 49.5 × 64 Horizontal 15 Landscape    Strainer   Yes Yes
Countryside in China, Acc. no. 2003-03299 1933 Landscape 60.5 × 72 Horizontal 20 Portrait    Plywood board Yes   
Countryside near Shanghai 1934 Landscape 46 × 54 Horizontal 10 Portrait       
Village lane 1934 Landscape 45 × 54 Horizontal 10 Portrait Yes      
Farmhouses 1934 Landscape 45 × 54 Horizontal 10 Portrait       
Rustic landscape 1934 Landscape 54 × 46 Vertical 10 Portrait Yes      
Backyard, Acc. no. 2003-03252 1934 Landscape 59.5 × 72.5 Horizontal 20 Portrait Yes   Strainer    
Pagoda 1935 Landscape 45 × 55 Horizontal 10 Portrait Yes      
Seascape near Shanghai 1935 Landscape 65 × 50 Vertical 15 Landscape Yes      
House on the hill 1936 Landscape 64 × 49 Vertical 15 Landscape       
Street market I 1936 Landscape 45 × 54.5 Horizontal 10 Portrait Yes      
Street market II 1936 Landscape 46 × 55 Horizontal 10 Portrait Yes      
Seaside near Shanghai 1936 Landscape 46 × 55 Horizontal 10 Portrait       
Seascape 1936 Landscape 50 × 64 Horizontal 15 Landscape Yes      
Nude, Acc. no. 2003-03367 1936 Nude 46 × 54.5 Horizontal 10 Portrait Yes   Plywood board Yes   
Waterfall, Acc. no. 2003-03247 1936 Landscape 65 × 50 Vertical 15 Landscape Yes   Strainer   Yes Yes
Mount Huangshan, Acc. no. 2003-03369 1936 Landscape 66 × 50 Vertical 15 Landscape Yes   Strainer   Yes Yes
Seaside, Acc. no. 2003-03318 1936 Landscape 45 × 54 Horizontal 10 Portrait Yes   Plywood board Yes   
  1. aAccession numbers indicate paintings from the NGS collection. Titles without the accession numbers are from Liu family collection