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Handscroll painting, Qingming festival, China 20th c

Handscroll painting, Qingming festival, China 20th c


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Paintings: Pre 1940: Item # 1331274

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Long handscroll depicting ‘Along the River During the Qingming Festival’ (Qīngmíng Shanghe Tu), following the scenes as seen in the handscroll with the same title by the Song painter Zhang Zeduan, housed in the Palace Museum in Beijing. One of the many re-interpretive paintings, in a totally different style than the original. People and daily life in Bianjing (today Kaifeng). Black ink and some light color on silk. Unidentified artist, China, mid 20th century. Date refers to 1933. Spurious signature and seals Molin Shanren added.

L 23 feet, H 11 inches.

Pinholes at regular intervals in the brocade border, some yellowing due to light exposure, 2 minor creases, otherwise very good condition.