Album of paintings, c.1830 | Examination of a Mandarin and a decorated album cover
Album of paintings, c.1830 | Examination of a Mandarin and a decorated album cover
Album of paintings, c.1830 | Examination of a Mandarin and a decorated album cover
Album of paintings, c.1830 | Examination of a Mandarin and a decorated album cover
Album of paintings, c.1830 | Examination of a Mandarin and a decorated album cover
Album of paintings, c.1830 | Examination of a Mandarin and a decorated album cover
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PROPERTY FROM THE GARRETT COLLECTION

Album of paintings, c.1830 | Examination of a Mandarin and a decorated album cover

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP

PROPERTY FROM THE GARRETT COLLECTION

Album of paintings, c.1830 | Examination of a Mandarin and a decorated album cover

Estimate: 1,000 - 1,500 GBP

Lot Sold:1,125GBP

Lot Details

Description

PROPERTY FROM THE GARRETT COLLECTION


CHINESE PAINTINGS

Album of paintings depicting the education and examinations for a mandarin, [Canton/Guangzhou?], c.1830


Oblong folio (247 x 365mm.), 12 gouache paintings on pith (approximately 185 x 310mm.), each mounted on paper and framed with a pale blue silk fabric border, contemporary patterned red silk boards, ?later green fabric ties, together with pink-papered upper and lower boards of a slipcase, some worming with small loss to paintings, covers and boards, occasional light spotting and wear

[Together with:] a nineteenth-century Chinese blue silk binding, the upper cover painted with a bird and butterfly surrounded by flowers


This series of fine paintings depicting the various examinations of a potential mandarin are similar to albums produced by the artist Guan Lianchang, known as Tingqua (Canton, active 1830s-70s) and may be from his studio.


PROVENANCE:

Purchased from Taikoo Books, July 1993

Condition Report

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.

 

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