Southern Chinese, likely Canton, Qing Dynasty. Important Qianlong to Daoguang period, large eight-panel polychrome wallpaper screen depicting figures in a landscaped village engaged in various activities; the verso depicting birds and flowers in tones of greens. Unmarked. Approx. h. 97", total w. 184" (each 23"). Note: Examples of the use of such "India" papers can be found in the China Trade Room at "Beauport", Gloucester, MA and Winterthur Museum, Winterthur, DE.
Screen is composed of multiple panels of paper and cut-out fragments made to fit or fill an area; has been laid down on canvas; multiple tears with backing showing, losses and water stains with darkening to surface; overall pleasing appearance.