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Peonies and Swallows

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China Anonymous, Chinese
Peonies and Swallows, n. d.
Paint on Silk
56 1/4 in. x 16 9/16 in. (142.88 cm x 42.07 cm)

Object Type: Scroll
Technique: Brushwork
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Johan Wilhelm Norman Munthe
Accession Number: XX.1.47

"L1780/56" written in pencil on the back of the painting.

Inscription: “Imitating the brushwork of Song artists, I did this according to the orthodox method for the elder statesman Dongfu. Jiang Tingxi”

Two seals of the artist.
Dongfu might be Shen Bingzhen (1679-1737) who was a historian, scholar and poet, most known for his work "Xin jiu Tangshu hechao" (A Comparative Study of the Old and New Histories of the Tang Dynasty). Also the poet He Qi (18th c.), possible but less likely.

Inscription and two small square red ink seals in the upper right. There is a brocade strip with script afixed to the upper right corner of the verso.

Multicolored paints and black ink brushed on silk. Grey silk brocade border.

Object Description
Mounted vertical Chinese scroll, with red, pink and white peonies growing amongst rocks (with blue-green dots). Two small sparrow-like birds fly above.

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