China, first half of the 20th century. Ink and watercolor on paper. The fan-shaped painting depicts a village nestled in trees below a towering rock. A single pavilion stands at the shore of the lake.
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 little soiling and a miniscule tears in the center, hardly visible due to the mounting.
Dimensions: Image size 50 x 20.5 cm, paper cover 63.5 x 65 cm
Laid down on paper with protective cover.
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