Ancestor Scroll – (Fine Art Chinese) Glossary of Antique Terms

Ancestor Scroll – (Fine Art, Chinese) Paintings painted in Gouache on heavy paper of Chinese people, generally depicting one person or sometimes a couple. There are rare examples that depict a Man at the top and several wives or concubines at the bottom. There are also examples of Tigers painted on this type of scroll. They generally date from around circa 1800 to 1900


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