Four Album Leaves by Ch'a Shih-piao

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.


Details

Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
19 x 18 cm
Art Fund grant:
£3,000 ( Total: £20,000)
Acquired in:
1980
Vendor:
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.

Provenance

Ch'a Shih-piao, from Haiyang, Anhui province.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

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