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Two Chinese Album Leaves from Painting Manual, 18th.

Two Chinese Album Leaves from Painting Manual, 18th.


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Pre 1800: Item # 1208617

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Two double pages printed in woodblock technique on thin paper. The first depicting a blue bird on a lychee plant from the "Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting", Jieziyuan huazhuan, published in 1679 by Wang Gai. The second showing a bird on a fruiting branch, from the "Ten Bamboo Studio Manual of Calligraphy and Painting", Shizhuzai shuhua pu, published by Hu Zhengyan in the early 17th century. These painting manuals were very popular and reprinted many times, here 18th century editions. Condition: some small holes and losses, little tape residue, one leaf stained. Dimension: 24.6 cm x 31.9 cm and 24.8 cm x 29.5 cm.