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Period: late Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
Medium: ink and color on silk
Format: album leaf

Dimensions: 56 x 56 cm

Also known as The Fisherman's Revenge (Dayu shajia), Xiao En, one of the rebel heroes based on the marshes by Mount Liang, leads a life of a fisherman with his daughter Xiao Guiying. They are bullied and oppressed by a local tyrant Ding Zikui. Xiao En requests to enter Ding's mansion in the name of offering a "lucky pearl". Upon entering, he kills the whole Ding family and then commits suicide. His daughter is stranded. 

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