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China Anonymous, Chinese
Birds on the Banks of a River, n. d.
Paint on Paper
46 3/16 in. x 21 7/8 in. (117.32 cm x 55.56 cm)


Object Type: Painting
Technique: Brushwork
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Johan Wilhelm Norman Munthe
Accession Number: XX.1.90


Commentary
Old number "L1780/31" written in pencil on the backing paper.

Marks
There is a large square red ink seal stamped in the upper center of the image.

Medium
White, brown, green and orange paint and black ink brushed onto silk, with a blue embroidered silk border.

Object Description
Mounted vertical scroll of two white ducks at the bank of a river. One bird is nestled up, the other is fully stretched out upwards. A tree with weeping branches overhangs the image, like falling rain.

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