An ancestral grouping of two officials, Wen Zhen Kong and Shi Ji Kong, seated with their wives. The wives’ Bu Zi (Mandarin Squares) show their husbands’ official ranking as an 8th level Civil Servant. The calligraphy above indicates the subjects’ names as well as that of the artist who wrote the history of the two gentlemen.
Water and Ink on Rice Paper
Late Qing Dynasty (1870 to 1900)