Set of Four Scholars Screen Paintings

c. 1850
$18,280 USD
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Dimensions
W: 23.75" D: 2.0" H: 42.25"
Materials
Fabric
Ink
Pigment
Glass
Wood
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
Q100C
Estimated Shipping
$750

Since the 12th century people in China have used folding screens and doors to partition and decorate their homes—the vivid scenes backing the screens added life and color to a room. This unusual set of four 19th century gouache and ink paintings of scholars would have backed a wooden screen in northern China. Each scholar is painted with a frame and abstract dragons, symbolizing strength. The four paintings are floated on linen and framed behind glass.

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