Four (4) Asian works of art. 1st item: Chinese scroll painting on silk by Ren Bonian (1840â1896, also known as Jen Po Nien) titled "By the River Hsunyang". Circular form on cream brocade backing, depicting a young beauty holding a stringed instrument sitting by a river. Signed in the painting with characters and one red stamp, titled and signed verso edge of scroll. Retailer label on lower edge. Painting – 9 3/4" dia. Total scroll – 49" H x 14 1/2" W. 2nd item: Japanese scroll painting, ink and light color on silk, by Chu Jui titled "Crossing a Snow-Covered Mountain." Square form mounted on cream paper, depicting a procession of wagons, one foreground pulled by a team of oxen with figures guiding the wagons through a snow covered mountain pass. Signed with red seals in the painting. Additionally titled and signed verso edge of scroll. Retailer label on lower edge. Painting – 10 1/4" H x 10 1/2" W. Total scroll – 48 1/2" H x 14" W. 3rd & 4th items: Two (2) Japanese color woodblock prints, including one (1) Yoshimoto Gesso (Japanese, 1881-1936) titled "Bird on Persimmon" and one (1) Giosui (Japanese, 20th Century) titled "Bee on Melon," both depicting close-up views of either a bird or a bee on a flowering tree branch. Both with black seals, lower left or right of image. Both titled, in pencil, lower right under image, both with artist's name, in pencil, lower right under image. Giosui with pencil inscription indicating that this print was a wedding present from the artist, who was a personal friend of the Groom, in New Bedford, MA circa 1930's. Both float mounted and housed under glass in painted red wooden frames. Sheets sizes approximately 10" H x 5". Framed – 17" H x 9 1/8" W. CONDITION: 1st & 2nd items: Paper and silk in overall good condition. Toning and spotting throughout both. 3rd & 4th items: Both items in overall good condition with waviness to paper. Not examined outside of frames.
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