Ancient Chinese erotic painting made in silk fabric between the 18th and 19th centuries (1700-1800) Qing Dynasty.
Painted on silk fabric with great detail and color management. You can perfectly appreciate the threads of the silk fabric and the strokes of the artist's brushstrokes.
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This type of Chinese erotic paintings, usually anonymous, also called "pillow books" or "spring images", have their beginning in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) and have their peak in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1664) and they have been used throughout the centuries for visual use and enjoyment, and some people also say that they were illustrations in books or scrolls that mothers gave their daughters before the wedding so that they could be instructed in the art of love. Unfortunately, in the middle of the 20th century, due to political changes and the struggle for the destruction of images related to traditional structures of power, most of these works of art were destroyed, so that nowadays we can obtain "original" pieces of art. type is very difficult and expensive.
Approximate measures: 7x20.5cm - 10.6x8"
Material: They are painted on fine silk fabric, framed in a cardboard frame.
Condition: The general condition is very good, you can appreciate everything in the photos.
Provenance: Former UK collector owner who acquired in a London market a set of 12 paintings of which we have been able to get 4 of them, the other 8 keeps them in his personal collection.
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