A Chinese 5-character calligraphy couplet in ink on paper by Pan Dengyun. The calligraphy has 2 seals.
Dimensions are: 57 inches tall X 15 inches wide. All measurements are approximate.
Condition: Creased, torn, and general wear with repairs.
Provenance: From the estate of Mr. & Mrs. Martinson in northern Minnesota. Mr. Martinson's grandparents Andrew and Anna Martinson went to China in 1903 and Mr. Andrew Martinson died in China in 1913; the couple's son, Mr. Harold Martinson, our collector's father, was born in China, as was Mr. Martinson himself in 1931. The present Mr. & Mrs. Martinson later served as missionaries to Hong Kong in the 1960s. Items from the same collector were sold at our September Fine Asian Art & Antiques auctions, 2019.
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