Mid 1970s Sketches of 10 Children
How many of these paintings of ‘children at play’ have I done? I am not sure. I only remember that I collected a few hundred different games children play. Then I did a set of 100 children at play and they were in scrolls according to the four seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter. In each season, there were 10 groups of children, each doing an activity. In each group there were 10 children. One can view them as a big group or as smaller groups and in each season they are doing activities related to that time of year’ (Huang, 2000 Painting of Children at Play). Huang Yao was evidently proud of his scrolls of a 100 children, enough to put them on record in his writ-ings.