Origin and authenticity of Chinese paintings?
April 19, 2005 4:40 PM Subscribe
I've got some Chinese paintings from my late grandfather, and I'm having trouble finding more information about them. Here's what he had to say about them
(image, transcript inside) and here's a scan I made of one of them
(image). I don't know enough about this subject to make educated guesses, and the information from my grandfather is either inaccurate or just a dead-end. So basically, I'd like to know anything that you know about this. I'd be happy to scan more of the prints as well if someone needs additional information.
posted by j.edwards to Media & Arts (6 answers total)
The relevant portion of my grandfather's letter:
"As is the case with the split-up of the Chinese tempura paintings (incidentally reputedly dating from the reign of Kao Tang - c.1800 to c.1820 and given to my Grandfather by a sea-captain friend of his in the clipper-ship trade) the remaining paintings and framed papers will..."
I'm guessing he means tempera painting instead of tempura, but as far as I know that was a European thing. Also, I don't see any useful references to Kao Tang online, but that may be an inaccurate romanization, or perhaps just misinformation.