painting / hanging scroll
Hanging scroll. Ink and colours on silk. A boy sage riding on a goat and carrying suspended from a branch of plum-tree a cage containing a blackbird.
- Found/Acquired: China
- Height: 25.75 inches
- Width: 16.75 inches
'8. Painted by Han Kan'
'Probably by or after Chao Yung (Chung-mu) son of Chao Mēng-fu. cf late version in the collection of Mr Eumorfopoulos.' (unattributed annotation in the specially interleaved Japanese Study Room copy of Anderson 1886)
10 December 1993
Demount, wash silk, consolidate pigments with paste, attach new lining, place on drying board. After 3 weeks removed from drying board, trimmed . Finished edges of Tycore with Japanese paper, attached painting to Tycore, and put toned paper on edges. . .
Very fragile. Pigments lifting.Silk dirty.
Demount, consolidate pigments, clean silk, reline and mount on Tycore.
The collection of over 2,000 Japanese and Chinese paintings assembled by Prof. William Anderson during his residency in Japan, 1873-1880, was acquired by the Museum in 1881. The items were not listed in the register, but rather were published separately as the 'Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of a Collection of Japanese and Chinese Paintings in the British Museum' (Longmans & Co, 1886).
- Ch.Ptg.10 (Chinese Painting Number)
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