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[Celebration of the Year of the Horse]

 Item
Identifier: Art Survey No. 588

Scope and Contents

Chinese painting in celebration of the year of the horse, presented to Prof. Osborn by Dr. Bashford Dean. It was once one continuous strip; it was cut, mounted and framed for Osborn Library ca. 1944.

Originally one painting cut into 8 pieces and framed. Each strip shows different scenes of horses in herds, standing, running, squatting; one is of deity sitting on clouds; clouds and horses around him.

Dates

  • undated

Extent

6 Objects : paintings : oil on paper ; 10 1/8 x 29 in., in frame 11 1/2 x 105 in. and smaller

Language of Materials

English

Condition

Condition: Insect damage (2).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Osborn, Henry Fairfield.

General

Anonymous creator.

General

Inscription: Various in Chinese.

General

Frame: Light wood, glazed-11 1/2x30 3/8, 11 1/2x32 1/4, 11 1/2x44, 11 1/2x105, 11 1/2x30 1/2, 11 1/2x30 1/2.

Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Sponsor
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation provided support to make this finding aid available in ArchivesSpace (2016-2017).

Repository Details

Part of the Research Library Special Collections Repository

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