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Title

Family in a boat


Artist

Qilin Ren


About

Fan paintings such as these are a distinctive genre in Chinese ink painting and were often mounted and kept in albums. Folding fans in this style were probably introduced to China from Japan in the 10th century. In the following centuries they became increasingly admired by patrons and collectors, as well as by artists who enjoyed the challenge of working within the particular size and shape of the flattened fan.


Details


Place where the work was made

China


Media category

Painting


Materials used

folding fan mounted as album leaf; ink and slight colour on paper


Dimensions

45.0 x 21.0 cm


Credit

Purchased 1957


Location

Not on display


Accession number

9421


Artist information

Qilin Ren

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
China