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Title

Family in a boat

Artist

Qilin Ren

China

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    China
    Period
    Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → 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
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Qilin Ren

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  • 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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    China