Inscription: In summer 1939, I repainted this because I was dissatisfied, while staying in Singapore, Beihong.
Seal: “Beihong” (Square seal with relief characters)

Xu Beihong painted this work while he was in Singapore raising money for the resistance effort. He used the poisonous snake to symbolize the invaders, while the skinny lion symbolizes the Chinese people.


  • Title: Sidelong Glance
  • Creator: Xu Beihong
  • Date Created: 1939
  • Physical Dimensions: h 111, w 109 cm
  • Support: Paper

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