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Table 3 Summary of canvas characteristic of Paris phase paintings

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

Title and inventory numbera Date Primary cusping Weave Average thread count/cm Direction of warp Twist Fibre Type of canvas
St Gingolph, Lac Leman, Switzerland 1929 Yes Plain V 14 × H 12 Vertical Z Linen 1
My room in Paris 1929 Yes Plain V 12 × H 14 Horizontal Z Linen 1
Landscape 1930 No Plain V 14 × H 12 Vertical Z Linen 1
French countryside 1930   Plain V 13 × H 13   Z Linen 1
Cottage with blue shutters, France 1930   Plain V 13 × H 13   Z Linen 1
Portrait of a man with his hat, Belgium 1930 No Plain V 13 × H 14 Horizontal Z Linen 1
Autumn landscape 1930 No Plain V 13 × H 12 Vertical Z Linen 1
Man in blue coat, Paris 1930 Yes Plain V 14 × H 13 Vertical Z Linen 1
Village street, France 1930 No Plain V 20 × H 18 Vertical Z Linen 2
Landscape in Switzerland,
Acc. no. P-1229
1930 Yes Plain V 14 × H 13 Vertical Z Linen 1
Street scene in France,
Acc. no. 2003–03366
1930   Plain V 13 × H 14 Horizontal Z Linen 1
Countryside in France,
Acc. no. 2003–03365
1930 No Plain V 19 × H 21 Horizontal Z Linen 2
Farmers house,
Acc. no. GI-0254-(PC)
1930   Plain V 21 × H 19 Vertical Z Linen 2
Autumn colours,
Acc. no. GI-0255 (PC)
1930   Plain V 18 × H 21 Horizontal Z Linen 2
Zuo La Lu,
Acc. no. 1993–00998
1930 No Plain V 14 × H 13 Vertical Z Linen 1
Still life with books, Paris 1931   Plain V 12 × H 13 Horizontal Z Linen 1
Portrait of a man with his pipe, Paris 1931   Plain V 12 × H 13 Horizontal Z Linen 1
Self-portrait 1931   Plain V 13 × H 13   Z Linen 1
Self-portrait in Paris 1931 Yes Plain V 18 × H 20 Horizontal Z Linen 2
Boats, Etretat 1931 No Plain V 19 × H 20 Horizontal Z Linen 2
French lady,
Acc. no. 1993–00996
1931   Plain V 14 × H 13 Vertical Z Linen 1
Boat near the cliff,
Acc. no. 2003–03249
1931   Plain V 13 × H 13   Z Linen 1
Village scene,
Acc. no. 2003–03320
1931   Plain V 13 × H 13   Z Linen 1
Slope,
Acc. no. 2003–03319
1931   Plain V 13 × H 13   Z Linen 1
Winter,
Acc. no. GI-0256
1931 No Plain V 14 × H 13 Vertical Z Linen 1
My landlady, Madame Normand 1932 Yes Plain V 18 × H 20 Horizontal Z Linen 2
Street 1932 No Plain V 12 × H 14 Horizontal Z Linen 1
Seafood,
Acc. no. 2003–03250
1932 No Plain V 21 × H 19 Vertical Z Linen 2
Breakfast,
Acc. no. GI-0257 (PC)
1932   Plain V 20 × H 18 Vertical Z Linen 2
  1. aAccession numbers indicate paintings from the NGS collection. Titles without the accession numbers are from Liu family collection