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.
Place where the work was made
Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
folding fan mounted as album leaf; ink and slight colour on paper
45.0 x 21.0 cm
Not on display