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清 王原祁 倣黃公望高克恭山水圖 軸
Landscape in the Styles of Huang Gongwang and Gao Kegong

Artist:
Wang Yuanqi (Chinese, 1642–1715)
Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
dated 1705
Culture:
China
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 45 1/8 x 21 1/4 in. (114.6 x 54 cm) Overall with mounting: 102 1/4 x 29 in. (259.7 x 73.7 cm) Overall with knobs: 102 1/4 x 32 3/4 in. (259.7 x 83.2 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Ex coll.: C. C. Wang Family, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Morse, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.278.6
Not on view
The youngest of the "Four Wangs," Wang Yuanqi knew both Wang Jian (1598–1677) and Wang Hui (1632–1717) and was tutored in painting by his grandfather Wang Shimin (1592–1680). Embarking on a career of government service at the age of twenty-nine, Wang gained official recognition as an artist in 1705, when he and four others were commanded by the Kangxi emperor (r. 1662–1722) to compile a comprehensive study on painting and calli-graphy, which was published in 1708 under the title Peiwenzhai shuhuapu. In this painting Wang draws inspiration from two Yuan dynasty masters, Huang Gongwang (1269–1354) and Gao Kegong (1248–1310).
Inscription: Artist’s inscription and signature (7 columns in semi-cursive script)

大癡、房山門庭雖別,皆宗董、巨,所謂一家眷屬也。董宗伯作畫常兼用其意,此圖倣之,匆匆行役中,未能得其氣韻也。時康熙乙酉春日,題於玉峰道中舟次。 王原祁


Artist's seals

御書畫圖留與人看
王原祁印
麓臺
西廬後人


Colophon

He Yi 赫奕 (17th–18th c.), 6 columns in semi-cursive script, dated 1705; 2 seals:

昔余有倪高士小幅,麓臺司農見而愛之,以爲得骨得神,意在言外,謬許賞識,余甚愧之。今于玉叔齋頭見司農倣《六君子圖》,參以董、巨筆意,較余前筆不啻霄壤也,愧服愧服。乙酉仲冬赫奕識。 [印]:赫奕、澹士

Collectors' seals

Weng Tonghe 翁同龢 (1830–1904)
虞山翁同龢印
叔平畫鑑

Zhang Daqian 張大千 (1899–1983)
大風堂珍藏印
昵燕樓
南北東西只有相隨無別離

Wang Jiqian 王季遷 (C.C. Wang, 1907–2003)
季遷心賞
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