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The composition is quite a typical one of vernacular buildings in a valley beside a peaceful lake with a backdrop of forested hills and mountains. Each of the elements of the painting are rendered in a particular 'shorthand' using the conventions of Chinese landscape painting as set out by a universal manual of painting and drawing called the Manual of the Mustard Seed Garden published in 1679 in Nanjing by the artist Wang Gai. The manual set down exactly how to draw and paint figures, boats, rocks, trees etc together with a poetic inscription or title, and artist signature, so that the effect of traditional gentleman scholar paintings could be achieved.
Yours looks like it dates to the 1920s or 1930s. The inscription top left reads (right to left)
"Lake as level as a mirror"
子英 "Zi Yīng" (the name of the artist)
画訖 "completed painting"
The red stamp is the artist's seal.
Unfortunately almost none of these early Chinese Republic period artists are listed 'names' or have any collector following, even in China. This work was done specifically for export to the west to satisfy an almost unlimited demand for furnishing art that would add to or enhance an Oriental décor.
They still have decorative value and of course are original works of art, which elevates them from the ordinary print or photolithograph. If you saw yours for sale in an antique store it would be priced at about $150. This is also the replacement value for insurance purposes.
I do hope this helps!
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