Lot 32 View Catalog
Group Early Chinese Silk paintings, ht. 40, wd. 19 1/4, ht. 30, wd. 21, ht. 13, wd. 19 1/2, ht. 11, wd. 14, ht. 11, wd. 14, , ht. 11, wd. 14, tears, stains, as-is condition. In 1921 the Wulsin's witnessed the Imperial procession from atop a mountain temple when everything was draped in blue. They also befriended members of the Imperial family. Provenance Janet Wulsin expedition to China. See: D. S. Howard, A Tale of Three Cities: Canton, Shanghai and Hong Kong, London, 1997, pl.333. Provenance: Descendent of Janet and Frederick Wulsin and her second husband the Asian art collector Richard Bryant Hobart who sold his collection of Chinese paintings at Sothebys, December 12, 1969 which included Lan Ying paintings purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Wulsin Expedition to China (sponsored by the National Geographic Society, is documented in the book Vanished Kingdoms, A Woman Explorer in Tibet, China & Mongolia, 1921-25. The Wulsin's collected many specimens which are included in the collection at Harvard University. For more information see Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA and The Peabody Museum of Archeology and Ethnology, Harvard University Archives.