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painting / hanging scroll

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Hanging scroll. Portrait of an official in front of the Forbidden City. Painted in ink and colours on silk. Signature and seal.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 16th century (about)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 170 centimetres (image)
    • Width: 110.8 centimetres (image)
    • Height: 197 centimetres (scroll)
    • Width: 114.5 centimetres (scroll)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        above seals, on right side 畫幅右邊款
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Content

        酣齁無夢閒章 (?)
      • Inscription Comment

        Seal in intaglio 白文方印
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Zhu Bang zhi yin
      • Inscription Translation

        Seal of Zhu Bang
      • Inscription Comment

        Seal in relief 朱文印
  • Curator's comments

    See Roderick Whitfield, 'Some Che School Paintings in the British Museum, 'Burlington Magazine', May 1972, pp. 285-294.'87. Excellent work.'
    'Imperial Tomb.' 'Apotheosis?' 'Seal, Chu Pang (H.C.1500)'
    'Fēng-Ch'i 豐嵠' (unattributed annotations in the specially interleaved Japanese Study Room copy of Anderson 1886)


  • Bibliography

    • Suzuki 1982 E15-044 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history


    2014 Sep-2015 Jan, BM WCEC, 'Ming: 50 years that changed China'

  • Subjects

  • Associated places

  • 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.144 (Chinese Painting Number)


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