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China Anonymous, Chinese
Holding the Provincial Examination at Hukou, Kiangsi Province, late 18th c.
Paint on Silk
68 3/4 in. x 37 3/4 in. (174.63 cm x 95.89 cm)


Object Type: Scroll
Technique: Brushwork
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. William Bacon Pettus
Accession Number: PE110


Commentary
On the outside of the scroll, in pencil: Landscape. Ch'ien Lung. Holding the Provincial Examination at Hu K'ou Kiangsi Province. Artist unknown.

Marks
There is text (blocks of 2-4 characters each) all over within the image. Unsigned.

Medium
Paint on silk (Bright blue, red, green - all vibrant), with an off-white silk brocade mounting.

Object Description
Large vertical hanging scroll with a detailled image of a landscape. There are mountains in the upper area and boats in the lower. A village is painted in between these, and there is a shore at the bottom edge. Very detailled, fine painting.

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