Chinese Flora on Silk - Set of four mid-20th-century watercolour paintings

A set of four original mid-20th-century watercolour paintings on silk of Chinese Flora.

These four botanical paintings are delicately hand-painted on silk, stretched over card.

To each sheet there are scattered pin holes at the edges and around the centre, and there is some discolouration, marks and abrasions at the outer edges. One also has losses to the silk at the outer edges as shown.
Each approx: 23cm x 29cm.

These beautiful paintings display the characteristic luminosity and lightness of touch of Chinese watercolours. With their pared-down colour palette, simple brushstrokes and traditional motifs of floral blossoms, bamboo and butterflies, they convey the essential nature of their subject. The combination of vivid, opaque bodycolour and insubstantial translucent greens and blacks powerfully communicate a sense of both transience and essence.

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Product code: JA-348

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