Chinese Pith Painting with Punishment Theme Early 19th CenturyChinese Pith Painting with Punishment Theme Early 19th CenturyChinese Pith Painting with Punishment Theme Early 19th CenturyChinese Pith Painting with Punishment Theme Early 19th CenturyChinese Pith Painting with Punishment Theme Early 19th Century

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.

MEASUREMENTS

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)

CONDITION

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.

ITEM ID
A-2880
STYLE
Asian Art, Qing, Social Realism
AGE
Early 19th Century
THEME
Asian, Historical
COLOR
Blue, Cream, Green, Red
MEDIA
Gouache
GENRE
Orientalist Art
ORIGIN
China • Chinese
ITEM TYPE
Antique
HEIGHT
9.25" (23 cm)
WIDTH
14.32" (36 cm)
DEPTH
0.5" (1 cm)

Chinese Pith Painting with Punishment Theme Early 19th Century

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