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Commendation Scroll

Artist:
Unidentified Artist Chinese, 19th century
Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
dated 1835
Culture:
China
Medium:
Handscroll; ink and color on silk and paper
Dimensions:
13 3/4 x 176 1/2 in. (34.9 x 448.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Hans Smetana, 1966
Accession Number:
66.147.2
Not on view
Signature: Daoguang seal and reign mark, dated 15th year, 10th month, 10th day (1835)

Inscription: a. Text in Manchu and text in Chinese, not translated
b. (at beginning of Manzhu text, woven, between two dragons) not translated
c. (at end of Chinese text, woven, between two dragons) not translated
d. (colophon on green tape) trans.: In the time of Daoguang, 15th year, 10th of 10th moon. In the name of Heaven this third class waiter and second class servant was promoted to first class. His father was entitled as a general and him mother a lady, because of his success.
Hans F. Smetana , Covington, LA, 1966; donated to MMA
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