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Cloud Rock

Artist:
Ni Yuanlu (Chinese, 1593–1644)
Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
16th–mid-17th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink on silk
Dimensions:
Image: 51 1/2 x 17 7/8 in. (130.8 x 45.4 cm) Overall with mounting: 86 3/4 x 25 3/8 in. (220.3 x 64.5 cm) Overall with knobs: 86 3/4 x 28 3/8 in. (220.3 x 72.1 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of John M. Crawford Jr., 1988
Accession Number:
1989.363.120
Not on view
Inscription: Artist’s inscription and signature (3 columns in semi-cursive script)

Neither dumb nor cunning,
Is it a cloud? Or is it water?[1]
Yuanlu

不癡不詭,疑雲疑水。
元璐

Artist’s seals

倪元璐印
太史氏

Collectors’ seals

Pang Nai 龐耐 (Alice Boney, 1901–1988)
龐耐

Gu Luofu 顧洛阜 (John M. Crawford, Jr., 1913–1988)
顧洛阜
漢光閣
漢光閣主顧洛阜鋻藏中國古代書畫之章

Unidentified
崇水陳氏書畫印
饒西秋鋻藏印
廣陵焦眉卿鋻賞之章

[1] Translation by Shi-yee Liu.
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