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丁丙 Ding Bing (1833-1899)
Size: Width 96cm Height 180cm (Painting size)
Ding Bing hails from the Hangzhou/ Yangzhou region famous for its painters since the Ming dynasty. The large scroll was possibly made for the main audience hall in a large residence and such images were often commissioned to decorate the walls of the home.
Size: Length 127cm Width 71.12cm
Deities floating in mid air appearing as a celestial audience in one scene is a common depiction with many Chinese religious imagery regardless of the regionality or social class. Often these works were done in prints to be hung in the home for protection and painted versions used in ceremonial functions at temples and shrines...
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Attributed to Hua Zhiyou
Size: Length 17.2cm Height 27cm
From a California estate collection.
Hua Zhiyou was active during the Daoguang era near the end of the Qing dynasty and often painted views of luohan engaged in various activities. This example shows on luohan riding a bull-like creature.
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Attributed to Wang Jian (1598-1677)
Size: Length 24.5cm Height 29cm
Although the work is attributed to the famous Ming dynasty literati painter, Wang Jian, succeeding artists during the Qing dynasty continued the tradition in the form of the orthodox school of landscape painting. In Japan, works and examples from the Four Wangs paved the way for the literati tradition to develop in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Late Qing Period, ranging from 1830-1860
Length 194.3cm Width 44.7cm
Upon first glance, the work is depicting a scene from either a noted story or a play. Interestingly, the bottom of the work has a seal often used by Qiu Ying but the technique comes from a much latter period.
Size: (Matted Section) 25.4cm x 40.64" (Entire Matt): 61cm x 76.2cm
An interesting section of a davits figure seated on a Chinese foo dog or lion. An attendant or acolyte stands next to him with a banner describing the name of the figure. Often these works came with sets of other figures lined up as if they were in a procession.
Size: (Per panel) Length 73cm Height 133 cm (Overall): Length 150 cm Height 140cm
An interesting pair of paintings mounted onto a Japanese style screen. The set might have been a triptych or some form of set with a central group of deities set but had gone elsewhere. One of the attendants is holding a banner denoting the ranks of the attendants and generals present.
Zhu Mai (active early to mid 20th century)
Size: Length 42cm Height 58cm
Zhu Mai was a noted student of the artist, Zhang Da Qian. Unlike her master's dynamic works, Zhu Mai's is reserved and conservative, retaining techniques and styles that could found in Song landscape paintings.
In this work, Zhu Mai presents us with an atmospheric landscape pierced by sharp mountain peaks...