Description: A silk painting of two men in Manchu clothing breaking in horses. There is a nine column ( not translated) inscription above the painting and the artist's signature in the bottom right 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.
Place collected: Not recorded
Date collected: 1900 - 1945
Measurements: Overall: 1950 mm x 675 mm x 60 mm; 76 3/4 in x 26 9/16 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 50.31.120.
Written by Emma Martin