Antique Chinese Hanging Scroll Painting Watercolor - Immortals Gods 19th Century
Item History and Pricing
|Region of Origin: China||Primary Material: Paper|
|Color: Multi-Color||Maker: unknown|
|Age: 1850-1899||Original/Reproduction: Antique Original|
The entire ink painting is done on paper. A beautiful old example that I believe couldhave substantial value. Very best of luck to everyone with interest! Item: ...;
Chinese HangingScroll Painting of Group of Immortals GodsMaterial:
SilkDamask Fabric and Paper ScrollSize:
73-3/4” x 33-3/4” PaintingSize:
57” x 30-1/4”Origin:
China: Qing Dynasty – 19th CenturyThis scroll has been in privatecollections in China for over one hundred years and this is the first time it is beingoffered for sale in the United States. Ithas been cherished and ancestors brought the scrolls over to the US when theyimmigrated over.The artist skillfullyused fine line drawing style to paint. The artist really goes that extra mile to ensure you are amazed at the workput forth to make this masterpiece. Every strand of hair right down to theimmortals long finger nails can be seen in great definition, just amazing.Please refer to our great detailed close up photos that focus on manyareas of the painting. While we do our best to give you the buyer, some written descriptionof the ink painting presented, the images for this listing serve as the bestdescription.The pictures we provide and your experience as a buyerin evaluating them are critical for your purchasing decision.
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Calligraphy writing on top of scroll. This scroll has a bottom round wood dowel, and the top has a silk damask covered 1/2 round dowel. The ends are not covered with anything, the ends are missing. The style of painting is ofancient form and is rarely used in modern paintings.Retaining its original metal tag as well as paper tag from Sothebys New York Galleries auction House.
The colors used intraditional Chinese painting are all mineral pigments ground into a fine powderand suspended in a wet medium that makes colored paint. The mineralstraditionally used include malachite for green, azurite for blue and cinnabarfor red. These colors will never fade. They can be abraded away so that colorappears to fade, but because the pigments contain ground stone they will neveractually fade. This use of mineral pigments is the reason that many very oldChinese paintings, like this one shown here from the 19th Century,still have strong, vibrant colors.The brush used inChinese painting and calligraphy usually has a long handle made of wood orbamboo, while some fancy brush handles can be ceramic, jade or lacquer. Animalhairs in a variety of combinations are used. The tips can be long or short,thick or thin, stiff or soft, or stiff outer hairs can surround softer interiorhairs – all depending on the desired effect.Condition: This oriental scroll is in good periodconditions with some repairs of restorations. Thepainting shows age imperfections and appropriate toning patina consistent with early age as seen, butthey do not affect its integrity or the price and displays well. Within the last 20 years or so, this 19th century painting appears to have been expertly remounted on a fabric/silk damaskbacking to protect this classic work. The new backing allows this scroll to be hung, but at six-feet long, itis best viewed as a hand scroll to enjoy its beauty and to protect the delicatepainting from light, wear, and moisture. Chinese scrollformats also allow for paintings to be remounted periodically – every 100 or200 years, even longer depending on wear, storage conditions, etc. This isoften a time-consuming process that requires all the layers of backing paper tobe meticulously removed layer by layer until the painting proper is free fromany backing. The painting is allowed to rest, and then new layers of backingare applied. This process can take many months, even up to year to complete.However, remounting will protect the painting for another long period oftime.
A fine scroll and worthy addition to one's collection.
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