Antique Chinese scroll painting after Qianlong Emperor Study after Giuseppe Castiglione scholar different wall decoration conversation gift

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Antique Chinese scroll painting after Qianlong Emperor Study after Giuseppe Castiglione scholar different wall decoration conversation gift

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Item details

Vintage from the 19th century

Materials

silk, paper, wood, ink

Dimensions

Height: 171 Centimeters; Width: 48 Centimeters

Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper after the original “The Qianlong Emperor Viewing Paintings, 1746—c.1750”, by Giuseppe Castiglione (Chinese name Lang Shining, 1688—1766) and Ding Guanpeng (fl.c. 1738—1768). The 'original' hangs in The Palace Museum, Beijing. PRC.

Border silk on a backing paper heavily creased in places. The backing is in 4 horizontal sections stuck together. There is some evidence of water staining to the image borders although, other than surface dirt, the image body remains good.

I have burn tested a single strand from the edge of the image work and it is quickly friable, thus indicating silk rather than cotton. It is somewhat of an open weave as can be seen from the photographs.

Overall 171.5 cm x 48.2 cm or 67 ½” x 19”. Image 87.5 cm x 39.5 cm or 34 ½” x 15 ½”.

The buyer is totally responsible for all payment of any import or other duties and taxes. We can deliver to Hong Kong if instructed.

We have sought an opinion on this piece but have been unable to receive unanimous agreement. This comes as no surprise since this is a somewhat unusual, although not unique, piece.

Esteemed opinions put forward come down to 2 likely scenarios:

1. 1. A test piece by Castiglione himself to gain The Emperors approval prior to the final finished work. There are distinct differences most evident in the central humanistic area. Kindly look at the scroll which The Emperor is examining and compare this to the finished piece as well as what and how his table is arranged.

Whilst we would like this to be so the backing paper does not feel old enough. However, it could have been replaced but somewhat unusually it is in 4 pieces rather than a single length which is normal. Furthermore it would be a wonderful discovery.

2. A copy of a ‘masterwork’ by a student. There is a seal, lower right which we cannot see on the original work. This is common practice even now. We support that this is probable.


We have also explored the possibility, which started out as probability, that this is a 20c tourist copy. Based on experience this piece neither feels nor smells like such a piece.

Available to inspect, strictly by appointment, at our business address. This work is not kept here.

We can also arrange a skype viewing via snowpinelondon, based on UK time or via facebook messenger, again by arrangement.

If you have any further requirements please make contact.

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Please respect that Snowpine Ltd trading as Elegantpossessions are a long established legal business and will facilitate nothing which is illegal.

This item will be Datataged for mutual security. You will be asked to agree to this prior to dispatch.

We PREFER to use the ETSY payment system for mutual security.

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Space cadets and intergalactic flyers are reminded that we started in business around 1970.

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Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper after the original “The Qianlong Emperor Viewing Paintings, 1746—c.1750”, by Giuseppe Castiglione (Chinese name Lang Shining, 1688—1766) and Ding Guanpeng (fl.c. 1738—1768). The 'original' hangs in The Palace Museum, Beijing. PRC.

Border silk on a backing paper heavily creased in places. The backing is in 4 horizontal sections stuck together. There is some evidence of water staining to the image borders although, other than surface dirt, the image body remains good.

I have burn tested a single strand from the edge of the image work and it is quickly friable, thus indicating silk rather than cotton. It is somewhat of an open weave as can be seen from the photographs.

Overall 171.5 cm x 48.2 cm or 67 ½” x 19”. Image 87.5 cm x 39.5 cm or 34 ½” x 15 ½”.

The buyer is totally responsible for all payment of any import or other duties and taxes. We can deliver to Hong Kong if instructed.

We have sought an opinion on this piece but have been unable to receive unanimous agreement. This comes as no surprise since this is a somewhat unusual, although not unique, piece.

Esteemed opinions put forward come down to 2 likely scenarios:

1. 1. A test piece by Castiglione himself to gain The Emperors approval prior to the final finished work. There are distinct differences most evident in the central humanistic area. Kindly look at the scroll which The Emperor is examining and compare this to the finished piece as well as what and how his table is arranged.

Whilst we would like this to be so the backing paper does not feel old enough. However, it could have been replaced but somewhat unusually it is in 4 pieces rather than a single length which is normal. Furthermore it would be a wonderful discovery.

2. A copy of a ‘masterwork’ by a student. There is a seal, lower right which we cannot see on the original work. This is common practice even now. We support that this is probable.


We have also explored the possibility, which started out as probability, that this is a 20c tourist copy. Based on experience this piece neither feels nor smells like such a piece.

Available to inspect, strictly by appointment, at our business address. This work is not kept here.

We can also arrange a skype viewing via snowpinelondon, based on UK time or via facebook messenger, again by arrangement.

If you have any further requirements please make contact.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Please respect that Snowpine Ltd trading as Elegantpossessions are a long established legal business and will facilitate nothing which is illegal.

This item will be Datataged for mutual security. You will be asked to agree to this prior to dispatch.

We PREFER to use the ETSY payment system for mutual security.

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Space cadets and intergalactic flyers are reminded that we started in business around 1970.

请享用 Enjoy

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