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Painting, The Battle of Mianzhu

Painting, The Battle of Mianzhu

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Paintings: Pre 1800: Item # 885982

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China, Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911), 18th century
Ink and polychrome pigments on paper, framed
H: 17 1/4 inch, W: 17 1/5 inch

Two synoptic scenes taken form the 117th chapter of one of the most important Chinese classics: the Novel of the Three Kingdoms by Luo Guanzhong. The painting depicting Deng Ai (shown here sitting in his tent) who got through the Yinping Mountains and Zhuge Zhan (far right) who later fell in the battlefield of Mianzhu. China witnessed a period of confrontation during the Three Kingdoms era (220-280) when three rival states, Wei, Shu and Wu contested for political power and survival. With Chinese and Manchu inscriptions in cartouches.