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Maker/s

Dai Xiaocang (painter)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

screen fan

Description

Screen fan, Decorated, obverse; with a lake-shore landscape, a man pulling a boat to shore; reverse: with two colophons. Stick: light wood with ivory finial. Rim: brocade covered. Face: silk, obverse: painted and inscribed in ink and wash; reverse: inscribed in ink, with a cartouche in red and blue.

Production Place

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Stick: light wood with ivory finial. Rim: brocade covered. Face: silk, obverse: painted and inscribed in ink and wash; reverse: inscribed in ink, with a cartouche in red and blue.

Dimensions

height: (guards): 39.1 cm
width: 26.5 cm

Period

first half of 19th Century

Date

circa 1823

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. inscription
    Position: front
    Content: gueiwei chugiu/xie yu longxiang/duhua ji ? ju ci shou ?/ ? Dai Xiaocang. Seal: Xiaocang
    Language: chinese
    Translation: (Dai Xiaocang painted this hand ? in the early autumn of a gueiwei year -probably 1823- in the Lungshiang -dragon perfume- painting appreciation ? room)
  2. inscription
    Position: reverse
    Content: Shuyuan third elder brother great man. Huiyin di Wu Tingfen (seals undeciphered) Left: di Wang Kaipei seal: ?shun? sung?.
    Language: chinese
    Translation: right: (younger brother Huiyin Wu Tingfen); left:(younger brother Wang Kapei);

Other Notes

Accession Number

O.66-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118455; Input Date: 2005-02-23 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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