Qingming shanghe tu
- Qingming shanghe tu
Handscroll. Crowd, bridge over river, with boats and buildings. Colours on silk.
- 1101-1150 (floruit;circa)
- Found/Acquired: China
- Length: 246 inches
- Width: 11.5 inches
'93. after Chang Tsē-tuan (Sung).'
'Painted by an unknown artist. Certificate forged.' '? copied'
'cf number 272.' (unattributed annotations in the specially interleaved Japanese Study Room copy of Anderson 1886)
24 January 1997
Reason for treatment
Repair creases, cover silk and edges, reotuch.
Creases, edges of cover silk and edges broken.
Support creases with Strips of Japanese paper adhered with wheat starch paste. Repaired cover silk with dyed Chinese silk adhered with wheat starch paste. Repair edges with Chinese paper. Retouch painting. Change Jiku.
- Associated Event: Qingming festival
- Associated Title: Qing Ming shang he tu
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.39 (Chinese Painting Number)
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