China, first half of the 20th century. Ink on segmented paper. The fan-shaped painting depicts a single plum branch covered in blossoms.
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: Very good condition. The painting with little abrasion along the folds, minor material loss to the upper left margin.
Dimensions: Image size 49.3 x 21.5 cm, paper 63.5 x 32.5 cm
Laid down on paper.
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