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南宋 傳陳居中 胡騎春獵圖 團扇
Nomads hunting with falcons

Artist:
Attributed to Chen Juzhong (Chinese, active ca. 1200–30)
Period:
Song dynasty (960–1279)
Date:
early 13th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
9 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. (24.1 x 27.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
From the Collection of A. W. Bahr, Purchase, Fletcher Fund, 1947
Accession Number:
47.18.32
Not on view
Chen Zhuzhong specialized in depicting nomadic horsemen and their lives on the steppes. This exquisite fan painting, in which the hairstyles, costumes, and saddle trappings of the Khitan people are faithfully rendered, may be dated stylistically to Chen's period of activity or somewhat later. The horseman galloping away in pursuit of his quarry recalls a similar figure in Eighteen Songs of a Nomad Flute.
Inscription: Artist’s inscription and signature (1 column in cursive script)

The immortal of wine, Chen Zihe, at seventy-seven sui.

七十七叟酒仙陳子和

Artist’s seal

Illegible: 1
[ A. W. Bahr , 1947; sold to MMA]
New York. China Institute in America. "Album Leaves from the Song and Yuan Dynasties," March 26, 1970–May 30, 1970.

New York. China Institute in America. "Power and Virtue: Images of the Horse in Chinese Art," September 13, 1997–December 13, 1997.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Text and Image: The Interaction of Painting, Poetry, and Calligraphy," January 23, 1999–August 16, 1999.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Millennium of Chinese Painting: Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection," September 8, 2001–January 13, 2002.

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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