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Subject:Painting on paper
Posted By: Nick Eberly Thu, Dec 27, 2018 IP: 2601:245:c100:aa11:8

We received this wig no information other than it can from a catholic priests house in Michigan.
If anybody can provide some info or resources to contact it would be appreciated.
It does seem to be high quality!

Subject:Re: Painting on paper
Posted By: Nick Eberly Fri, Dec 28, 2018

This might be helpful

Subject:Re: Painting on paper
Posted By: David Sun, Dec 30, 2018

Hello Nick
Its nothing to do with me of course but I find it strange any catholic priest wanting to keep Japanese art. When the Spanish and Catholic missionary's were literally thrown out of Japan under the penalty of death in 1680 not a single priest set foot in Japan until the Meiji period after repeated and ignored complaints from the Vatican. Until this day there are only 100k Catholics in Japan asking the question why this priest would have this art on his wall. The Vatican has a big axe to grind with Japan historically speaking even though the shogunate saw the danger and rightly kicked them out. Best wishes D

Subject:Re: Painting on paper
Posted By: Nick Eberly Mon, Dec 31, 2018

From what I have researched so far I believe this is a painting of Zhuge Liang, a famous Chinese advisor. For that reason I am assuming this is Chinese.

Subject:Re: Painting on paper
Posted By: mikeoz Tue, Jan 01, 2019

This is not a Japanese painting. It is Chinese. The Catholic priest would have identified with the person in the picture as he is recognised as someone of great loyalty and integrity.

The subject is the Han dynasty official ZhuGe Liang 諸葛亮 (you can look him up yourself. I don't need to tell you his story here)

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