China, dated 1895. Ink on segmented paper. The fan-shaped painting depicts an idyllic landscape with cottages hidden under pines, below a mountain chain. A sole sailboat floats on the river. Calligraphy and two seals on the top right.
Inscriptions: The text describes a scene in the early summer of the year Yiwei (1895), dedicated to a friend named Rongqing. Signed ‘Jiao Xiying’. Two seals.
Provenance: From the collection of Professor Jan Wirgin (1932-2020). Jan Wirgin studied Classic Chinese and History of Art at Stockholm University. Later, he joined the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities in Stockholm, first as a curator and then between 1981-1998 as the director of the museum. Further, he published numerous articles during his work as the editor of the Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities. One of his most famous works is the book "Chinese Art history" (1972), which is still one of the most read books for students of Chinese art history in Sweden.
Condition: Good condition. The painting with a few stains and tears.
Dimensions: Image size 44 x 17.5 cm, paper cover 63.5 x 65 cm
Laid down on paper with protective cover.
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