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近代 齊白石 黃蜂山茶 扇面
Bees and Camellias

Artist:
Qi Baishi (Chinese, 1864–1957)
Artist:
Wang Xuetao (Chinese, 1903–1982)
Date:
20th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Folding fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on alum paper
Dimensions:
7 3/8 x 21 3/8 in. (18.7 x 54.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, in memory of La Ferne Hatfield Ellsworth, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.267.229
Not on view
Qi Baishi painted the camellias. Wang Xuetao, a member of the Beijing Painting Academy who had a reputation for painting insects as well as birds and flowers, added the bees, as noted in his inscription.
Signature: Baishi laoren
Undated

Artist's seal: Qida (square, white characters)
By Wang Xuetao: Bees painted by Xuetao

Inscription: By Wang Xuetao: Bees painted by Xuetao

Marking: Collectors' seals: Robert Hatfield Ellsworth

Calligrapher's seal: Xuetao (square, red characters)
Robert H. Ellsworth , New York (until 1986; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Painting: Selections from the Robert H. Ellsworth Collection," February 2, 1988–September 25, 1988.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Traditional Scholarly Values at the End of the Qing Dynasty: The Collection of Weng Tonghe (1830–1904)," June 30, 1998–January 3, 1999.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Between Two Cultures: A Selection of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Chinese Paintings from the Robert H. Ellsworth Collection," January 30, 2001–August 19, 2001.

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