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南宋 佚名 傳李公麟 豳風七月圖 卷
Odes of the State of Bin: The Seventh Month

Artist:
Unidentified Artist
Period:
Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)
Date:
13th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Handscroll; ink on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 11 1/2 in. × 45 ft. 10 3/4 in. (29.2 × 1398.9 cm) Overall with mounting: 11 11/16 in. × 53 ft. 4 in. (29.7 × 1625.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
John M. Crawford Jr. Collection, Gift of the Dillon Fund, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.459
Not on view
Composed more that 2,500 years ago, Odes of the State of Bin is part of The Book of Odes, one of the Confucian classics. The poem chronicles the annual cycle of activites in the countryside: the unfolding stages of the agricultural and sericultural year; preparation for seasonal changes; domestic activities; sources of nourishment; and requisite ritual acts. This scroll, a work in the baimiao ("plain drawing") style executed in the thirteenth century, uses a continuous narrative format; no text is included. Lacking illustrations to the first two stanzas of the poem, it opens with a scene of picking mulberry leaves for silkworms.
Inscription: No artist's inscription, signature, or seal


Label strip

Qing emperor Qianlong 清帝乾隆 (r. 1736–1795), 1 column in standard script, undated; 2 seals:

李公麟《豳風圖》,神品 [印]:御賞、乾隆宸翰



Frontispiece

Unidentified artist, 3 large characters in seal script, undated:

《豳風圖》


Inscription carved on the cover ribbon’s jade clasper

Qing emperor Qianlong清帝乾隆 (r. 1736–1795), 2 columns in seal script, undated:

李公麟《豳風圖》真跡


Colophon

Dong Qichang 董其昌 (1555–1636), 2 columns in semi-cursive script, dated 1627; 1 seal:


Viewed by Dong Qichang at the beginning of summer, the twenty-second day of the third month of the dingmao year, the seventh year of the Tianqi reign era [1627].

天啓七年丁卯嵗三月廿二立夏日董其昌觀。 [印]:董其昌印


Collectors' seals

Wang Gou 王構 (1245–1310)
王構私印(十八鈐)
瓠山
遂慵
安野堂
王氏肯堂
巨山(十一鈐)

Wang Shimin 王時敏 (1592–1680)
太原王遜之氏收藏圖書
王時敏印(半印)
西廬(半印)

Liang Qingbiao 梁清標 (1620–1691)
蕉林書屋(半印)
蕉林梁氏書畫之印
冶溪漁隱(半印)

An Qi 安岐 (ca. 1683–1744)
朝鮮人
安岐之印
安氏儀周書畫之章
古香書屋
思原堂
麓村

Qing emperor Qianlong 清帝乾隆 (r. 1736–1795)
乾隆御覽之寳
石渠寶笈
御書房鑑藏寳
三希堂精鑑璽
宜子孫
乾隆鋻賞

Qing emperor Jiaqing 清帝嘉慶 (r. 1796–1820)
嘉慶御覽之寳 (二鈐)

Qing emperor Xuantong 清帝宣統 (r. 1909–1911)
宣統御覽之寳

Gu Luofu 顧洛阜 (John M. Crawford, Jr., 1913–1988)
顧洛阜
漢光閣

Unidentified
平曲侯印
赤泉侯印 (二鈐)
子孫保之
昌(五鈐)
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