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This large decorative hanging scroll of a fish amidst water plants is painted in the style of court painting from the fifteenth-century. Miu Fu was a fifteenth century artist who specialized in large-scale paintings of fish and other decorative subject matter. During the early Ming this type of painting would have been created to hang in a palace or court setting. Often the leaping fish is seen as symbolic of success in passing examinations and thus is used as a congratulatory presentation piece.
Painting Hanging scroll: ink and color on paper China h 27 x w 14 -1/4 inches