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Maker/s

Wenjiao Shu qian (painter)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

screen fan

Description

Painted with Wany Wei at ease, holding a feather fan with a gin in a bamboo grove, the reverse with two colophons. Stick and centre stick combined: bamboo, carved and incised. Rim: cane, covered in brocade. Face: silk painted in Chinese ink and translucent watercolours.

Production Place

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Screen fan; painting signed: Jie chen er xiong da ren shu (dedicated to the great man second elder brother by his insignificant servant) Wenjiao Shu Qian xie (painted by Wenjiao Shu qian). Seals: right: Shu and ? Qian; left: Wenjiao. The first colophon dated guimao zhonggin i.e. 8th month guimao year probably = 1843 seals Chen and Shu. Painted with Wany Wei at ease, holding a feather fan with a gin in a bamboo grove, the reverse with two colophons. Stick and centre stick combined: bamboo, carved and incised. Rim: cane, covered in brocade. Face: silk painted in Chinese ink and translucent watercolours.

Dimensions

height: (guards): 40.2 cm
width: (whole): 27.9 cm

Period

mid 19th century

Date

circa 1843

Provenance

bought: Anne, Countess of Rosse 1985-01-28 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-1992)

Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. signature
    Position: front
    Method: painted
    Content: Jie chen er xiong da ren shu Seals: right: Shu and ? Qian; left: Wenjiao. The first colophon dated guimao zhonggin i.e. 8th month guimao year probably = 1843 seals Chen and Shu.
    Language: Chinese
    Translation: dedicated to the great man second elder brother by his insignificant servant, Wenjiao Shu Qian xie. Painted by Wenjiao Shu Qian.

Other Notes

Accession Number

O.21-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118432; Input Date: 2005-02-22 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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