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CHOU, P'ei-ch'un.

BAMBOO PAINTED ALBUM ORIGINAL BY CHOU P'EI-CH'UN, DATED 1705

      A VERY LARGE ACCORDION FOLDED BAMBOO PAINTING ALBUM [Beijing Kangxi 44: = 1705]. Wood covers, large 37.5 x 39.5 cm., silk over paper title slip with former collector or the compiler's name on title slip reads: Wang Yu, contains 48 fine Sumi ink paintings on fine paper.A STUNNING MANUSCRIPT A superb example of fine Chinese traditional bamboo painting in tones of black, gray [Sumi] ink and off white. The whole work is beautifully painted with several varieties of bamboo painted in the four seasons of the year, including some stunning and poignant snow scenes. * Showing the great variety of bamboo in the wind, rain, snow and other weather conditions. Painted on hand-made Chinese native papers, with traditional wood covers and title slip. Each painting has a pair of two different seals on each, all have the same set of double red seals or chops throughout. . * CONDITION: The work is in remarkably clean and nice condition, each page is clean, no foxing at all. Each painting/page is with pale beige paper border material with the normal wear expected of an item from this period. A good number of page hinges been reinforced with hand-made Washi paper and rice glue to strengthen, still an exceptionally nice example of a collectable and unusual original art work. * RARITY: Most albums of this age, subject and quality have been pulled apart and sold as single art works. By and large a wonderful album in from an early period, complete as the artist issued it, done in a Deluxe large size and impressive style. A treasure for any collector. * TRANSLATION OF THE CHINESE FOREWORD CARTOUCHE BY THE ARITST: This is a direct English translation of the artist's comments found at the beginning of the album: * "I have been drawing this kind of painting in Peking for more than 50 years. Each of my paintings has been very accurately drawn by me and my price for my paintings has been quite fair. I have never quoted two different prices to my clients. My paintings have been quite popular abroad. Recently some shameless people have tried to imitate my paintings and have damaged my reputation by selling imitation copies to my clients. In order to clarify the ambiguity of real vs. imitation copies, I have made a special [second] seal to be put on each of my paintings. * Please note from now on that paintings without a six-character seal denoting [my name] "Pei-Ching Chou P'ei-chu'un hua" are considered imitations. I hope this note will warn all of my clients. * Signed Chou P'ei-chu'n of Peking, Residing outside of Hsuan-Wu gate." * ABOUT THE SEALS: Each painting is nicely cinnabar sealed with two of the artist's authentic seal impressions per the artist's statement above. An original, genuine work of art, properly sealed by the artist, a rare work in excellent condition. * Color scans can be sent by email.Images displayed may not be the actual copy in stock for sale at any given time; if you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock, please request this by email and an image will be returned to you by attachment. * * * BUY WITH CONFIDENCE 43 YEARS EXPERIENCE ! * * * !! WARNING: The above description is COPYRIGHT protected material under United States & International Copyright & Intellectual property laws. Unauthorized copying or use of ANY PART is a felony and will be PROSECUTED TO THE FULL EXTENT OF THE LAW !!! The entire text and contents of this description is Copyright protected 2002-2010 Rare Oriental Book Co.

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