Ch'a Shih-piao, who came from Haiyang, Anhui, was a connoisseur with a famous family collection who devoted himself to painting and writing after 1644, at the beginning of the Ch'ing dynasty.
Four Album Leaves by Ch'a Shih-piao, 16461647
© Ashmolean Museum
- Ink on paper
- 19 x 18 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £3,000 ( Total: £20,000)
- Acquired in:
- Mrs Ling su-hua
These album leaves, all showing river landscapes, are good examples of his work, and represent the eclecticism of early Ch'ing painting. The Ashmolean has a fine collection of 19th and 20th-century Chinese painting, and is anxious to extend it to the 17th and 18th centuries. This was a rare opportunity to acquire work by this painter, which is well represented in museums but seldom appears on the market.
Ch'a Shih-piao, from Haiyang, Anhui province.