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北宋 佚名 倣范寬山水圖 軸
Landscape in the style of Fan Kuan

Artist:
Unidentified Artist Chinese, active 12th century
Artist:
after Fan Kuan (Chinese, active ca. 990–1030)
Period:
Song dynasty (960–1279)
Date:
early 12th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
Image: 65 3/8 × 41 1/8 in. (166.1 × 104.5 cm) Overall with mounting: 9 ft. 8 1/2 in. × 49 3/4 in. (295.9 × 126.4 cm) Overall with knobs: 9 ft. 8 1/2 in. × 53 3/4 in. (295.9 × 136.5 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Irene and Earl Morse, 1956
Accession Number:
56.151
Not on view
Once considered a work of the Ming period (1368–1644), this monumental landscape in the style of Fan Kuan can be dated stylistically to the twelfth century. A mountainscape built up in three stages, the painting shows a boat landing at the foot of a tree-covered bluff in the foreground; travelers heading toward a temple retreat in the middle ground; and mountain peaks rising in the background. The composition, showing mountain masses floating amid and unified by mist, compares closely to works firmly dated to the twelfth century. For example, the depiction of rocks and trees partially obliterated by mist and the blurring and fusing of texture strokes of different ink values reveal the artist’s familiarity with the paintings of Guo Xi (ca. 1000–ca. 1090). The angular rock faces with “raindrop” texture dots and the scrubby foliage on the peaks are characteristic of paintings in the style of Fan Kuan.
Inscription: No artist's inscription, signature or seal

Collector’s seal

Xiang Yuanbian 項元汴 (1525–1590)
Molin zhenshang 墨林珍賞
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Morse , New York, 1956; donated to MMA
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Summer Mountains: The Timeless Landscape," April 9, 1976–October 3, 1976.

Princeton University Art Museum. "Images of the Mind: Selections from the Edward L. Elliot Family and John B. Elliott Collections of Chinese Calligraphy and Painting at the Art Museum, Princeton University," April 15, 1984–June 17, 1984.

Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art. "Landscape Painting in the East and West," April 17, 1986–June 1, 1986.

Kobe City Museum. "Landscape Painting in the East and West," June 7, 1986–July 13, 1986.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Images of the Mind: Selections from the Edward L. Elliot Family and John B. Elliott Collections of Chinese Calligraphy and Painting at the Art Museum, Princeton University," September 18, 1987–January 10, 1988.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Secular and Sacred: Scholars, Deities, and Immortals in Chinese Art," September 10, 2005–January 8, 2006.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Journeys: Mapping the Earth and Mind in Chinese Art," February 10, 2007–August 26, 2007.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Landscapes Clear and Radiant: The Art of Wang Hui (1632–1717)," September 9, 2008–January 4, 2009.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Gardens: Pavilions, Studios, Retreats," August 18, 2012–January 6, 2013.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the Metropolitan Collection I," October 31, 2015–October 11, 2016.

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