A Pair of Grand Chinese Ancestor Portraits
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Qing dynasty (1644-1911), colors and ink on paper, hanging scroll format with wooden bottom rollers, vivid colors bring the male and female ancestors to life, extraordinary detail to their faces, long fingernails on the male represent his elite station.
SS: 59 x 33 in.; DOA: 83 x 38 in.
Dark blue and black pigment spots to female portrait and black and brown spots to male portrait; some repainting where loss to pigments and paper; damp water marks; purple line down bottom of female portrait; some black marks on lower right corner of male portrait; a few minor creases.