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ANONYMOUS (14TH - 15th CENTURY)
ANONYMOUS (14TH - 15th CENTURY)

Children Playing under Willow

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ANONYMOUS (14TH - 15th CENTURY)
Children Playing under Willow

Hanging scroll, ink and colour on silk
162.5 x 77cm. (64 x 30 ¼ in.)
Signed with a monogram
Two collector’s seals of Zhuang Yan (1899-1980)
Frontispiece by Zhuang Yan, signed with two seals
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Zhou Fang of the Tang dynasty was well-known for depicting court ladies in round figures and rich colours. Zhou Wenju of the early Song dynasty followed suit, featuring them accompanied by their children and servants. The ‘mother and children’ and ‘children playing’ portraits executed by Su Hanchen of the Northern Song dynasty were famous for their vivid style. From the Yuan dynasty onwards, painting for the rich and famous had become a lucrative business and even scholars joined the league. These paintings were usually unsigned.
Children Playing under Willow captures the loving care of a well-to-do mother towards her children, with the willow and peach blossom in the background and some peonies in the foreground. The brushstrokes are fine and elaborate in delineating everything from the inlaid of the chair to the headdress of the mother, echoing the social status of this household.

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