April 27, 2014

Original Chinese Watercolor - Birds & Flowers - by Xiàn Qī

Original Chinese watercolor painting of 2 birds flying over flowered branch, by Xiàn Qī - 憲七

Date:  Ji Mao 己卯 (1819, 1879, 1939, 1999)
11 1316" X 15 ¾ "
Writing on inside of cardboard on back of frame says "back recovered Nov. 25, 1970". Not sure if it's applicable to the painting or not, but presumably so, then that means it is no later than 1939.  It seems likely to me that a former owner noted it on the cardboard when the backing was replaced, perhaps, but I have no way of ascertaining the validity of my assumption..

The calligraphy reads 己卯 憲七作, "made by Xiàn Qī, Ji Mao year".   The chop stone seal contains the artist's name in seal script. 憲七


Original Chinese watercolor painting of 2 birds flying over flowered branch. Artist unknown.  ??七作  Date:  Ji Mao 己卯


Original Chinese watercolor painting of 2 birds flying over flowered branch. Artist unknown.  ??七作  Date:  Ji Mao 己卯
Seal translation assistance provided by Tom clean via Asian Art Forum

on eBay

pp5 est 200 - 350

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