Art/ Collection/ Art Object

南宋 佚名 竹梅小禽圖 團扇
Sparrows, plum blossoms, and bamboo

Artist:
Unidentified Artist Chinese
Period:
Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)
Date:
late 12th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
Image: 10 1/8 x 10 1/2 in. (25.7 x 26.7 cm) Overall with mounting: 15 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (39.4 x 39.4 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mary Clark Thompson, 1923
Accession Number:
24.80.487
Not on view
The appeal of Southern Song academic flower and bird painting, exemplified here, derives from careful realism; studied, selective presentation; and genuine affection lavished upon the small and colorful things of the garden.
Inscription: No artist’s inscription, signature or seal

Collectors’ seals

Zhang Duxing 張篤行 (1646 jinshi degree)
張篤行印

Wang Yuanqi 王原祁 (1642–1715)
掃花庵

Unidentified
小山則之
袁桂南宋 佚名 竹梅小禽圖 團扇
Unidentified Artist (late 12th century)
Sparrows, Plum Blossoms, and Bamboo
(Zhumei xiaoqin tu)
Fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on silk
Image: 10 1/8 x 10 1/2 in. (25.7 x 26.7 cm)
Overall with mounting: 15 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. (39.4 x 39.4 cm)
Bequest of Mary Clark Thompson, 1923
24.80.487


DOCUMENTATION

No artist’s inscription, signature or seal


Collectors’ seals

Zhang Duxing 張篤行 (1646 jinshi degree)
張篤行印

Wang Yuanqi 王原祁 (1642–1715)
掃花庵

Unidentified
小山則之
袁桂囗囗
白雲囗囗

Illegible: 5


Illegible: 5
Mary Clark Thompson , New York (until d. 1923; bequeathed to MMA)
Philadelphia Museum of Art. "A World of Flowers," May 2, 1963–June 3, 1963.

New York. China Institute in America. "Treasures from the Metropolitan Museum," October 24, 1979–January 27, 1980.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Peach Blossom Spring," November 21, 1983–June 3, 1984.

Washington, DC. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. "Roy Lichtenstein: Landscapes in the Chinese Style," November 8, 1998–February 7, 1999.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Cultivated Landscapes: Reflections of Nature in Chinese Painting with Selections from the Collection of Marie-Hélène and Guy Weill," September 10, 2002–February 9, 2003.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Great Waves: Chinese Themes in the Arts of Korea and Japan I," March 1, 2003–September 21, 2003.

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 II," May 7, 2016–October 11, 2016.

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