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Qingming shanghe tu

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Qingming shanghe tu
  • Description

    Handscroll. Crowd, bridge over river, with boats and buildings. Colours on silk.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1101-1150 (floruit;circa)
  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 246 inches
    • Width: 11.5 inches
  • Curator's comments

    '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)

  • Bibliography

    • Suzuki 1982 E15-233 bibliographic details
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    24 January 1997

    Treatment proposal

    Repair creases, cover silk and edges, reotuch.


    Creases, edges of cover silk and edges broken.

    Treatment details

    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.

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: Qingming festival
  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Qing Ming shang he tu
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    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).

  • Department


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • Ch.Ptg.39 (Chinese Painting Number)
Handscroll. General subject - crowd. Qingming shanghe tu, bridge over river, with boats and buildings. Colours on silk.

Handscroll. General subject - crowd. Qingming shanghe tu, bridge over river, with boats and buildings. Colours on silk.

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