Chinese four-panel floor screen, watercolor on silk, with hand-painted landscape decoration including warriors and various scholar figures, including those atop various animals. Each panel with Chinese letters en verso of each panel, presumably describing the scene, on paper. 57" H x 35" W (each panel 18 3.4" W). Painted scenes measure: 45" H x 17 1/4" W. 19th century or earlier.
Descended to consignor from Col. Luke Lea, Jr. of Nashville, liaison to Gen. Douglas MacArthur, purchased in Shanghai in the mid-1940s.
Painted panels with fading, scattered wear and losses. 2 panels with writing have perforations and losses, one with water staining, all with scattered wear.