清 王鑑 倣巨然《溪山高士圖》 軸 紙本 Lofty Scholar among Streams and Mountains after Juran
Wang Jian (Chinese, 1609–1677 or 1688)
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
Image: 72 x 33 in. (182.9 x 83.8 cm)
Overall with mounting: 107 1/2 x 38 1/4 in. (273.1 x 97.2 cm)
Overall with knobs: 107 1/2 x 42 1/2 in. (273.1 x 108 cm)
Gift of Douglas Dillon, 1991
Not on view
In this work, Wang Jian emulates the tenth-century painter Juran, considered one of the fountainheads of literati painting by Wang and his cohort. In his inscription, Wang states that he made this painting from memory in response to a work by Juran he had once seen.
Signature: Inscribed by the artist: Juran's Lofty Scholar among Streams and Mountains came out of the palace and entered the collection of the Minister of Works, Liu Jingzhong. I saw it when I was in Changan [i.e. the capital]; now I don't know into whose hands it has passed. [The painting shows a scholar] seated at his ease by a window; I have sketched the idea, but have not sought [to replicate] its external likeness. [signed] Wang Jian [three seals] Yenshantang; Wang Jian zhiyin; Lianzhou zhang (trans. by M. Hearn"