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南宋 佚名 倣夏珪 冒雨尋莊圖 團扇
Returning Home in a Driving Rain

Artist:
Unidentified
Artist:
After Xia Gui (Chinese, active ca. 1195–1230)
Period:
Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)
Date:
early 13th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
10 1/16 x 10 3/8 in. (25.6 x 26.4 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Dillon Fund Gift, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.7.3
Not on view
This composition, formerly attributed to Xia Gui, depicts two farmers struggling to return home in a summer downpour. Although the drawing of the angry cliff face and dancing tree leaves is extremely skillful, the effect is somewhat theatrical. The round brushwork, while deriving from Xia Gui, is from a different hand, probably that of a close follower.
Inscription: No artist’s inscription and signature


Label strip

Unidentified, 1 column in clerical script, undated:

夏珪冒雨尋莊


Collectors’ seals

Qing emperor Qianlong 清帝乾隆 (r. 1736-95)
乾清宮鑑藏寳
古希天子(半印)
八徵耄念之寳(半印)
太上皇帝之寳(半印)

Qing emperor Xuantong 清帝宣統 (r. 1909-11)
宣統御覽之寳
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