A pair of antique Chinese paintings both portraying views of Chinese operatic scenes. Interestingly, the pair are painted on both sides of the fabric which may have been a banner or some form of display in its past prior to being framed.
Age: Late Qing Dynasty
Size:height 30"x length 15"x width 2"
Chinese calligraphy scroll describing the values of the nation. The scroll contains an interesting inscription above the signature reading the seventh year of Kangde (1940) in Manchuria. Kangde was the reign of the last emperor of the end of the Qing dynasty where he continued his rule in Manchuria under the puppet state controlled by Japan until the end of the war.
The content of the calligraphy expresses the prosperity of the nation, emphasizing the character nation-state...