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Wenjiao Shu qian (painter)
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.
China (maker) (country)
Chinese (maker) (nationality)
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.
height: (guards): 40.2
mid 19th century
Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum
O.21-1985 (Applied Arts)