Subject:Re: Who are these characters?
Posted By: I.Nagy Tue, Oct 31, 2023
They are prints depicting opera characters.
The one that is enlarged depicts Cao Cao (曹操)
Text written by pencil reads,
戏曲人物 (本刻）１２/５０ 1988 牛文
Opera characters (Woodblock print) 12/50 1988 Niu Wen
Niu Wen 牛文 (August 1922 - August 8, 2009), born in Shanxi，First-class artist, a famous printmaker, was also a retired old Red Army soldier. He participated in the revolution in 1937 and entered the Fine Arts Department of Yan'an Lu Xun Academy of Literature and Art in 1940. Former director of the China Artists Association and vice president of the Sichuan Branch of the China Artists Association.