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南宋 佚名 風雨拉縴圖 團扇
Towing a Boat in a Rainstorm

Unidentified Artist Chinese, late 12th century
Song dynasty (960–1279)
late 12th century
Fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on silk
Image: 9 5/8 × 10 1/4 in. (24.4 × 26 cm) Mat: 15 1/2 × 15 1/2 in. (39.4 × 39.4 cm)
Credit Line:
From the Collection of A. W. Bahr, Purchase, Fletcher Fund, 1947
Accession Number:
Not on view
In this painting, the modulated brush lines and vivid use of ink washes to model forms and evoke a moisture-laden atmosphere betray none of the hallmarks of the Southern Song academic style as defined by Ma Yuan (active ca. 1190–1225) and Xia Gui (active ca. 1195–1230). Recalling the late eleventh-century style of Guo Xi and other Northern Song masters, the painting can reasonably be dated to the early Southern Song era.
Inscription: No artist’s inscription, signature, or seal

Collector’s seals

Xiang Yuanbian 項元汴 (1525–1590)

Illegible: 1
[ A. W. Bahr , 1947; sold to MMA]
New York. China Institute in America. "Album Leaves from the Song and Yuan Dynasties," March 26, 1970–May 30, 1970.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Journeys: Mapping the Earth and Mind in Chinese Art," February 10, 2007–August 26, 2007.

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