China, dated 1935. Ink on segmented paper. The fan-shaped painting shows a calligraphy describing the writer’s journey with friends to Jinling (Nanjing) in the early spring of Yihai year.
Inscriptions: Text (translated): ‘In the early spring of Yihai year (1935)’, signed 'Run Qi,' one seal.
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: Excellent condition. The painting with a dark spot on the left edge.
Dimensions: Image size 50.5 x 21.5 cm, paper cover 63.5 x 65 cm
Laid down on paper with protective cover.
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