About this object

A silk painting of two men with a horse, the horse is wearing elaborate saddle and regalia. There is a nine column (not translated) inscription above the painting and the artist's signature in the bottom left hand corner. The silk is attached to a large scroll of paper that has a simple wooden baton (inscribed at the end) at the top and a much thicker baton with wooden finials at the base.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art
  • Culture
    Chinese
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Eastern Asia: China
  • Date made
    20th Century early
  • Materials
    Textile Silk; Ink; Paint; Paper Plant; Wood; Fibre Yarn Cotton
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Charles Bell
  • Collector
    Charles Alfred Bell
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
    1900 - 1945
  • Measurements
    1960 mm x 660 mm x 60 mm; 77 3/16 in x 26 in x 2 3/8 in
  • Note
    Curator's notes: This look to be a tourist piece and was likely collected by Bell during his visit to China in 1907. It is possible he collected it on or around the 29 November, when he was in Peking (now Beijing) as he made several purchases from tourist 'Curio Shops' during this period. Appears to have been bought as a pair with 50.31.121.

    Written by Emma Martin
  • Related people
    Charles Alfred Bell (Collector)

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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