About this object

A Chinese scroll painting, very dark blue ground with the image of a standing Guanyin painted in outline with gold paint. A signature can be seen in the bottom left-hand corner. The painting has gold and blue brocade mounts and is finished with a pair of red lacquer finials at the bottom and gold brocade and brown silk ties at the top.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Art; Religion
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Asia: Eastern Asia: China
  • Date made
    19th Century
  • Materials
    Textile Silk; Gold; Pigment; Paper Plant; Wood; Lacquer
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    From the Collection of Sir Francis Younghusband
  • Collector
    Francis Edward Younghusband
  • Place collected
    Not recorded
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    1357 mm x 325 mm x 22 mm; 53 7/16 in x 12 13/16 in x 7/8 in
  • Note
    Curator's note: The inventory card read '1904', this may be a catch all date for Younghusband material. This scroll looks brand new, there are no Buddhist mantras on the back of the scroll and no signs of use or wear. This could have been a gift from a Chinese officer or acquired in China in the 1890s. Written by Emma Martin
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Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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