China, around 1835 (Qing-dynasty 1644-1911). Distemper painting on textile underground. Very large hanging scroll with a sequence of ancestors, demonstrating the honouring of the family. The attributes depicted in the painting point to a dynasty of high-ranked civil officials. Inscription on the upper left edge ("Da Qing Daoguang Shiwu Nian..", dat. 1835). 237 x 149 cm.