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Informal ancestor portrait of Chinese official in interior. Dated 1801

Informal ancestor portrait of Chinese official in interior. Dated 1801


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An interesting informal portrait of a government official and scholar sitting on a horseshoe chair in his studio, behind him a long side table on which are placed a blue porcelain vase with branches of bamboo and pine, his favourite jade his hanging from a display stand hanger next to books; at his side citrus fruits are partly visible on a high wooden stand with marble top. Two young attendants chatting while bringing tea. From an open window one can see books, brushpot with brush and paper on a desk. In the garden a crane and a deer. Long inscription relating the person's history & carer; dated 6th year of the Jiaqing reign = 1802. Painted on heavy canvas; the scholar's face made on paper and glued on the portrait. Picture size: H. 155 cm x 100 cm. Condition: water damages and ink stains on the lower part, otherwise quite good.