painting / handscroll
Handscroll. Physical excercises for the 24 divisions of the year, with explanatory inscriptions. Painted in ink and colours on silk.
- Found/Acquired: China
- Length: 505 centimetres
- Height: 31.9 centimetres
Inscription CommentInscription above each pictured form of exercise or martial art.
'98. Taoistic precepts for the exercises to be practised during 24 seasons of the year: each is explained separately & this is a general explanation at the end.' (unattributed annotations in the specially interleaved Japanese Study Room copy of Anderson 1886)
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.301 (Chinese Painting Number)
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