Birds and Bamboo, n. d.
Paint on Silk
57 3/4 in. x 25 5/16 in. (146.69 cm x 64.29 cm)
Old number "L1780/9" written in pencil on the backing paper.
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.
Red, green, brown, blue, and white paint with black ink, brushed onto silk, withy a light blue-grey silk brocade border.
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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