RARE large format album of copies of Buddhist art by one of the best-known and most prodigious Chinese artists in the 20th-century - Zhang Daqian (or Chang Dai-chien, 1899-1983)s. Originally known as a guohua (traditionalist) painter, by the 1960s he was also renowned as a modern impressionist and expressionist painter. In addition, he is regarded as one of the most gifted master forgers of the twentieth century. 370x265mm. 98 pages [+ 14 pages: preface & contents]. Yellow cloth Hardcover with illustrated dust-jacket. Jacket rubbed. Jacket edges and corners wrinkled. Cover slightly dirty. Front cover slightly rubbed. Rear cover and spine bottom edge bumped. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare high-quality album of exquisite Buddhist murals in the Dunhuang caves, copied by one of the foremost 20th-century Chinese artists is in good condition.