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明 阮祖德 抑齋曾叔祖八十五齡壽像 軸
Portrait of the Artist's Great-Granduncle Yizhai at the Age of Eighty-Five

Artist:
Ruan Zude (Chinese, 16th or early 17th century)
Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
dated "xinyou" (1561 or 1621?)
Culture:
China
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
Image: 61 3/4 x 37 7/8 in. (156.8 x 96.2 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Seymour Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.49.1
Not on view
Inscription: Artist’s inscription and signature (2 columns in semi-cursive script, dated xinyou year 1561? 1621?)

辛酉夏五月祖德敬寫抑齋曾叔祖八十五齡壽圖。


Artist’s seal

Ruan Zude yin 阮祖德印
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Portraits of the Court of China," November 27, 1942–February 28, 1943.

New York. Center for African Art. "Portraits and Persons: From Africa and the World," February 14, 1990–August 12, 1990.

Fort Worth. Kimbell Art Museum. "Portraits and Persons: From Africa and the World," September 16, 1990–November 11, 1990.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Millennium of Chinese Painting: Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection," September 8, 2001–January 13, 2002.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Art of the Brush: Chinese Painting and Calligraphy," March 12, 2005–August 14, 2005.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Anatomy of a Masterpiece: How to Read Chinese Paintings," March 1, 2008–August 10, 2008.

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