Chinese ancestral portrait, watercolor and gouache painting on silk with gilt accents, depicting a distinguishedmiddle-aged nobleman in ornate navy blue robes and cranerank badge, seated on a wooden arm chair, atop a brightly colored floor with crane motifs against a flat tan background. Housed under glass in a molded gilt wood frame with wooden rabbet edge. Sight – 40 7/8" H x 28 1/4" W. Framed – 43" H x 30 1/4" W. Note:The crane corresponds to the first civil rank. Early 20th century. CONDITION: 3" tear, top center, with possible old tape repair en verso. Areas of dampstaining, largest 2". Creases, largest 27 3/4". Not examined outside of frame.
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