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Subject:Help with understanding painting
Posted By: LeAnn Sat, Oct 27, 2018 IP: 75.166.132.251

I picked up this painting years ago at a garage sale. I love it. It is also probably a painting of a painting of a painting but I'm having a hell of a time identifying its story. It depicts a battle on horseback between what looks like two camps in a valley along side a river. I'm not so interested in who painted is as much as what it is about but will take all the info I can get. My guess on medium is a watered down acrylic type paint on a four panel folding screen with what I think are metal hinges but I can't see them. Interesting details is one of the military personnel brought his young son into battle, there appears to be a fallen flag, a leader facing off with two horseback spear men with double blades and a banner man. It has lovely detail on horses and clothing. A slight use of perspective on the river. There is a stamp but with what little I know, these don't necessarily identify anything. Not even sure where this is from. more photos in replies







Subject:Re: Help with understanding painting
Posted By: LeAnn Mon, Oct 29, 2018

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Subject:Re: Help with understanding painting
Posted By: LeAnn Mon, Oct 29, 2018

more pictures, details





Subject:Re: Help with understanding painting
Posted By: I.Nagy Mon, Oct 29, 2018

Dear LeAnn,

The only clue to the battle scene is the partly readable inscription on the flag on the ground.On the flag I can read the name Yan Ming (晏明.
Name of a general of Cao Hong, who was killed in the Battle of Changbanpo. The battle was fought between Liu Bei and Cao Cao in 208.
However, general Yan Ming is a fictional character in the Romance of Three Kingdoms.

With regards,
I.Nagy


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