sjcma wrote:The interesting thing about this scroll is that it was painted before the Jesuit missions to China.
Allegedly. Not that the timing is implausible, given that there were Christians in China much earlier than the Jesuits. But personally, I prefer to be skeptical about signatures of famous painters on Chinese paintings. The vast majority are forgeries. I'd also want to see a comparison to Tang Yin's style and known subject matter, an in-depth look at his exposure (if any) to Christianity, and a chemical analysis of the materials.
Still, an interesting story.