Rare Antique 18th Century Chinese Painting on Linen. Much revered for their use of the "bird's eye view," the Chinese created what many believe was a precursor to modern cinematography. This painting employs that famous technique. Figures are grouped for artistic balance in an array that makes the viewer feel a part of the action, as if they are watching a film from above. Colors are bright--yet muted with time. The linen medium is in excellect condition. An archival cream linen mat and half inch hardwood frame complement the artwork.
Approximate Dimensions: 12 3/4"W X 18"H (overall size, framed)