Qing Dynasty, mid 19th century
ink and colour on silk, each mounted as a hanging scroll, together forming a large painting depicting a courtly mansion set in a garden and landscape setting, with figures engaged in leisurely pursuits and a central scene of a couple receiving guests in a large courtyard. The far left scroll with Chinese characters to the upper left corner. The characters translate to 'Painted during the tenth lunar month of the jiazi-year of the Kangxi reign'.
P.C. Lu & Co., Hong Kong, 1973
Richard C. von Hess
Sold in these rooms, Property from the Estate of the Late Richard C. von Hess, June 16, 1998, lot 426
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