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China Anonymous, Chinese
Birds and Bamboo, n. d.
Paint on Silk
57 3/4 in. x 25 5/16 in. (146.69 cm x 64.29 cm)


Object Type: Painting
Technique: Brushwork
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Johan Wilhelm Norman Munthe
Accession Number: XX.1.44


Commentary
Old number "L1780/9" written in pencil on the backing paper.

Marks
The work is signed Shen Quan in the lower left, but the painting is later than Shen Quan's period.
Professor Peter Sturman, University of California, Santa Barbara


Signed Shen Quan (with two red ink seals) in the lower left (likely a forgery). A vertical strip of brocade with written characters is afixed to the upper right corner on the backing.

Medium
Red, green, brown, blue, and white paint with black ink, brushed onto silk, withy a light blue-grey silk brocade border.

Object Description
Mounted vertical scroll depicting many small sparrow-like birds among stalks of bamboo. There is an oddly shaped jagged rock in the background, and some red flowers in the lower right.

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