A colorful, detailed, painting on pith paper from the early 19th century with what looks like a woman on her knees being punished. Two young males are holding a pole and another male in a robe is supervising with paper and a quill in his hands. The well-dress woman has tiny feet. They look like bound feet.
A rectangular framed paper made out of a pith that has been painted in a Chinese theme with colorful paint pigments. It is professionally framed in a thin black wood frame with a brown paper backing and a mat with a red line and a blue line as decoration.
14 3/8” (36.4 cm) long x 9 ¼” (23.5 cm) tall x ½” (1.3 cm) thick. Weighs 1 lb 7.3 oz (660 g)
There is some water staining near the top of the painting. There is a paper break in the upper right corner and two tears near the middle towards the bottom. There are a couple of creases in the left. The frame has some scratches and nicks
An amazing scene from old China with a crime and punishment theme. I would think the bound feet was enough. The attention to detail is amazing.
Chinese Pith Painting with Punishment Theme Early 19th Century