China, first half of the 20th century. Ink on segmented paper. The fan-shaped painting depicts two bamboo branches covered with leaves. Calligraphy and three seals on the right.
Inscriptions: The text describes the noble character of the bamboo. Signed 'Jisheng Cheng Hou', two seals left of the text ‘Jisheng’ and ‘Cheng Hou.’ One seal on the right.
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: The painting with material loss, one larger tear in the middle, with touch-ups.
Dimensions: Image size 53 x 19.9 cm, paper cover 63.5 x 65 cm
Laid down on paper with protective cover.
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