Lot 146
Two Chinese Paintings on Silk of Chinese Noblemen and Officials
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Qing dynasty (1644-1912), ink and colors on silk, two very fine paintings in the Ming style, the first with four officials accompanied by their assistants, inscribed to upper left, and signed Fei Danxu, together with two red seals, and the second with three noblemen or officials seated outside with attendants, a regal tiger walks through the lower landscape, inscribed to upper right, signed Fei Danxu, together with two red seals, both paintings are presented loose.

29 7/8 x 16 in.

From the collection of Reginald Buchanan Henry, (1881-1969) Captain, US Navy and by descent

The paintings were acquired by Reginald Buchanan Henry in 1912 while he was in Peking as a Navy Captain serving with the United Allied Forces.

Silk has darken considerably; some cracking to silk and backing paper; some losses to edges; one panel with restoration to edges; repairs to backing paper; previously framed, now presented loose.

$800 - 1,200