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.
60.5cm x 149.7cm / 23.8" x 58.9"
凍雀群飛 石外 漁者 Chinese landscape hanging scroll of rocky blue green mountains with a hermit's retreat on the foot of the mountain. The way the entire landscape is painted, and the elements within the landscape contains inconsistencies that are usually not done within the rules of Chinese landscapes found in the Mustard Seed manual of Chinese painting. The landscape might have been done by an amateur painter...