China, dated 1934. Ink and watercolor on segmented paper. The fan-shaped painting depicts a landscape with cottage enclosed by trees and mountains. Calligraphy and three seal marks on the top.
Inscription: The text describes the spring of the year Jiaxu (1934) when the cherry was blossoming. Seal on the right: 'Tao.' Two seals on the left of the text.
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 some discoloration and minor material loss to the lower right corner.
Dimensions: Image size 51.8 x 21.7 cm, paper cover 63.5 x 65 cm
Laid down on paper with protective cover.
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