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清 阮元題 大理石插屏
Table Screen, converted to a wall panel

Artist:
inscribed and signed by Ruan Yuan (Chinese, 1764–1849)
Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
19th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Marble mounted in wooden frame
Dimensions:
11 3/8 x 15 3/4 in. (28.9 x 40 cm)
Classification:
Furniture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Judith G. and F Randall Smith Gift, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.421
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 215
Signature: At the upper left corner of the panel a short inscription translated as follows:

Evening Glow on the Autumn Mountain
Horizontal composition is rare in stone painting because the dynamic breath [of the mountains] do not always connect. With expressive undulation in the mountain ranges, this stone [painting] captures the dynamic energy of a thousand li within the format of a few feet.

Inscribed by Boyuan.

Long oval relief seal mark: Ruan shi shi (From catalog card).
[ Beurdeley & Cie , Paris, until 1995; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Extravagant Display: Chinese Art in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries," December 14, 2010–May 1, 2011.

New York. Noguchi Museum. "Museum of Stones," October 7, 2015–January 10, 2016.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Streams and Mountains without End: Landscape Traditions of China," August 26, 2017–January 6, 2019.

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