Chinese Paintings

 

Scroll painting of mountainous landscape, river and rural dwellings; very well-composed with great balance hinting the constant flow of the river; ink and color on silk; 12th century; China

 

A handscroll painting of the Luohans, Taoist immortals crossing the ocean with the help of their mythical animal carriers and attributes; mounted on silk brocade dated year corresponding to year 1504, signed Wen Zheng Ming (1470-1559) with 3 seals; Ink on paper; Ming dynasty; China. 192 inches (487.7 cm) high; 12 inches (30.5 cm) wide.

 

Ink and color on paper; a fine scroll painting of scenes in rebirth hell, depicting souls being sent to rebirth of different levels, i.e. hungry goblins; celestial beings, plants, animals, etc.; 17th century; 99 inches (251.5 cm) high; 41 inches (104.1 cm) wide.

Gods of fortune, prosperity and longevity dedications; 17th century; China.

 

Handscroll painting of a Mongolian hunting party amidst mountain passes dotted with hills, waterfalls, ponds and human dwellings; the autumn landscape, filled with trees and vegetation, also includes various beasts fleeing the hunters, some of which are mounted on horseback and well-armed, while their companion Chinese nobles are sumptuously-dressed in richly-decorated silk garments; inscribed Zhuzhuang Shang Guangzhou and with the artist's seal; cyclically dated to Jen-ch'en year of 1832, 8th month, Autumn; Ink and color on silk; Qing dynasty (1644-1911); 15.5 inches (39.37 cm) high; 128.5 inches (326.39 cm) long.

Detail (not for sale).

 

 A hanging scroll by Jen Hsun (1835-1893) depicting a phoenix, a wu-t'ung tree, and chrysanthemums, a well-known scroll among Hsun's work; inscribed, "Written by Fu-ch'ang, Jen Hsun," followed by the seal "Fu-ch'ang chih yin" ("Fu Ch'ang's seal"); Ink and color on paper; 19th century; China. Provenance: From the collection of Elna C. Tsao, Berkeley, California; Published by James H. Soong, in Jung Ying Tsao, ed., Chinese Paintings by the Four Jens: Four Late 19th Century Masters (San Francisco: Far East Fine Arts, 1977), #14; also featured prominently in Selected Works from the Fine Arts Group Collection of Later Chinese Paintings by Daphne Lange Rozenzweig, (Jerusalem: Danny Levy Associates, 1991). . 71 inches (180.3 cm) high; 23.5 inches (59.7 cm) wide.

 

 

  Scroll painting of two kittens captivated by hovering butterflies; inscribed and stamped seals; by Chao ziguang; Contemporary; China. 19.5 inches (49.5 cm) wide; 47 inches (119.4 cm) long.

 

Last updated 06/09/2003  Zhou Yi