清 王鑑 倣黃公望秋山圖 軸 紙本 Landscape in the style of Huang Gongwang
Wang Jian (Chinese, 1609–1677 or 1688)
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
Image: 45 5/8 x 22 1/8 in. (115.9 x 56.2 cm)
Overall with mounting: 103 1/4 x 29 in. (262.3 x 73.7 cm)
Overall with rollers: 103 1/4 x 32 1/2 in. (262.3 x 82.6 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Morse, 1972
Not on view
Wang Jian's paintings reveal a vision steeped in tradition. A member of the educated elite, Wang enjoyed access to the region's numerous private collections as well as the rich assemblage of old masters he inherited from his grandfather Wang Shizhen (1526–1590). This firsthand knowledge of past masterpieces inspired Wang to follow Dong Qichang's (1555–1636) example of seeking a personal artistic synthesis through the diligent study of "orthodox" models. In this painting, Wang Jian explores the brush style of the late-Yuan-dynasty artist Huang Gongwang (1269–1354).
Inscription: Artist’s inscription and signature (5 columns in semi-cursive script)
The mountain mists wind about and the roads cross too; Recently I built a rush hut, narrow but still beautiful. With my own hands I planted pines and firs, all old and large. For a whole year I have not trodden the gates and streets of the town.
In the winter of dingyou , imitating Dachi’s [Huang Gongwang’s] painting of “Autumn Mountains.” Wang Jian
He Yuanyu 何瑗玉 (early 19th cent.) 蘧庵癖愛不假不市 端溪何氏蘧庵所藏一時無兩
 Trans. Roderick Whitfield and Wen Fong. In Pursuit of Antiquity: Chinese Paintings of the Ming and Qing Dynasties from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Morse. Exhibition catalogue. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Art Museum, 1969, cat. no. 11, p. 99.