Fascination of Nature by Xie Chufang

Handscroll painting depicting insects and plant life with calligraphic frontispiece.


Details

Medium:
Ink & colour on silk
Dimensions:
28.1 x 661 cm
Art Fund grant:
£198,000 ( Total: £380,000)
Acquired in:
1998
Vendor:
The Philip & Marjorie Robinson's Charitable Trust

Provenance

Presumed that remained in China until 17th/early 18th century; William Bulter until 1822; Sir Thomas Phillipps; acquired by Lionel and Philip Robinson in 1946

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

Entry details

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