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清 汪廷儒 山水 扇頁
Landscape

Artist:
Wang Tingru (Chinese, 1804–1852)
Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Folding fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on gold-flecked paper
Dimensions:
6 1/8 x 20 5/8 in. (15.6 x 52.4 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, in memory of La Ferne Hatfield Ellsworth, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.267.15
Not on view
Wang was a full-fledged scholar in the Hanlin Academy in Peking. His painting style, while influenced by the intellectual rigor of Dong Qichang (1555–1636), took on the appealing attributes of mid-19th century style, evident here in the gold-flecked ground, soft color and free brushwork.
Signature: Wang Tingru

Artist's inscription: "Heaven-sent rains arrive on time. The clouds move through the mountains and valleys".

Artist's seal: Zhunqing (rectangular, red characters)

Marking: Collector's seal: Robert Hatfield Ellsworth
Robert H. Ellsworth , New York (until 1986; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Painting: Selections from the Robert H. Ellsworth Collection," February 2, 1988–September 25, 1988.

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