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明/清 陳洪綬 竹石蛺蝶圖 扇面
Landscapes and Flowers

Artist:
Chen Hongshou (Chinese, 1599–1652)
Period:
late Ming (1368–1644)–early Qing (1644–1911) dynasty
Date:
first half of the 17th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Twelve folding fans mounted as album leaves; ink and color on gold paper
Dimensions:
9 1/2 x 20 1/2 in. (24.1 x 52.1 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Douglas Dillon, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.364a–l
Not on view
Signature: Artist's inscriptions, signatures and seals:

a) Two lines running script "Hongshou painted [this] for his literary elder brother Xiungxiang"; one seal: Chen Hongshou yin (square, intaglio)
b) One line in running script: "Hongshou painted"; one seal: Zhanghou (square, rectangular)
c) Two lines in regular script: "Painted in the middle of summer of the gengyin year (1650) for elder society [brother], Rinan"; one seal: Hongshou (square, rectangular)
d) Two lines in regular script: "Hongshou painted this for his literary society [brother], Yinren"; one seal: Zhanghoun (square, relief)
e) One line in running script: "Hongshou painted this for Yang Ansheng while sitting in the Qingxiang Studio"; one seal: Zhanghou (square, relief); five lines in running script: "In midwinter of the dingmao year (1627) I carried this while walking by the Xiling Bridge when I happened to remember Zhang (Zai, 1020–1027) Cuhou's poem which goes 'Ancient trees filling the autumn sky makes one have brooding thoughts.' Writing these two lines again here is line asking Cuhou to inscribe [my painting];" one seal: Chen Hongshou yin (square, intaglio).
F) One line in running script: "Xishan Laozhi (a name used after 1644), Hongshou"; one seal: Zhanghou (square, intaglio)
g) One line in running script: "Hongshou"; one seal: Chen Hongshou yin (square, intaglio)
h) Two lines in regular script: "Hongshou made for his elder society [brother] in the Tao, Xuanzhun"; two seals: Hongshou (square, intaglio); Zhanghou (square, relief).
i) One line in running script: "Laolian, Hongshou"; two seals: Hong (square, relief); Shou (square, relief).
J) Two lines in regular script: "Laolian, Hongshou painted for his society [brother] in the Tao, Xuanjian, to critique his method; two seals: Hongshou (square, intaglio); Zhanghou (square, relief).
K) Two lines in regular script: "Laolian, Hongshou painted for his younger society [brother], Zu"?; two seals: Hongshou (square, intaglio); Zhanghou (square, relief).
L) Two lines in running script: "Hongshou painted for elder brother Yisheng at the Inkstone Pavilion (Yan Ge)"; one seal: Chen Hongshou yin.

Inscription: Colophon:
Leaf M: Kong Guangtao (born 1832, active ca. 1850–25), 15 lines in running script (dated 1859), 3 seals.

Marking: Collectors' seals:
Mr. Shan of Qiantang (Hangzhou): Qiantang Shen Shi Hanlu Xuan cang (square, relief); mounting of leaf a

Zhang Shu, Xuefang (active late 18th–early 19th century), mentioned by Shao Zhishen in his inscription; leaf a mounting
Xuefang shending (square, relief); mounting, leaves c,h,I,k
Yun chao xin shang (square, relief); mounting, leaf d
Song sheng xin shang (square, relief); mounting, leaves d,h,l
Zhang Shu zhencang (rectangle, intaglio); mounting, leaf f
Yun chao zhen shang (square, intaglio); mounting, leaf J

Zhao Zhishen (1781–1860), Hangzhou, acquired one of the fans in 1821:
Zhao Zi(?)wei (square, intaglio); mounting, leaf a
Zhao Zhishen (square, intaglio); mounting, leaf a

Xiang Yuan (18th–19th century); descendant of Xiang Yunbian:
Xiang Zhifang jianshang yin (rectangle, relief); mounting, leaf a
Xiao Tianlai Ge zhuren (rectangle, intaglio); mounting, leaf c
Xiang Yuan yinxin (square, intaglio); mounting, leaf c
Xiang Yuan zi Hanzhuan yi zi Zhifang (square, intaglio); mounting, leaf f
Xiao Tianlai Ge (square, relief); mounting, leaves h, k
Hsiang Yuan zhiyin (square, intaglio); mounting, leaf h
Xiang Zhifang zhen cang shuhua yin (rectangle, relief); mounting, leaf I

Pan Zhengwei (1791–1850), Cantonese collector; published 4 leaves in 1843:
Jitong ceng cang (square, intaglio); leaf b
Jitong shanding (square, relief); mounting, leaf b
Pan Shi Tingfanlou cang (rectangle, relief); leaf e
Jitong jianding zhen ji (square, relief); mounting, leaf f
Jitong ping sheng zhen shan (square, intaglio); leaf g
Jitong (square, relief); mounting, leaf j
Jitong bi wan (square, relief); leaf l

Kong Guangtao (born 1832, active ca. 1850–75), Cantonese collector, inscribed in 1859:
Yuexue Lou yin (rectangle, relief); leaves a,b,h,I,l
Shaotang xinshang (square, intaglio); leaves a,b,d,h,j
Kong Shi jizi biji zhiyin (rectangle, relief); mounting, leaf a
Nanhai Kong Shi shi jia baowan (rectangle, relief); mounting, leaf b; m
Yuexue Lou jian cang jinshi shuhua tuji zhi zhang (square, relief); mounting leaves b,d,I,j,l,m
Shaotang shanding (square, relief); leaf c
Zhisheng qishishi sun Guangtao yin (rectangle, relief); mounting, leaves c,d,e,I,j,l,m
Kong Shi tushu yin (square, relief); leaf d
Yuexue Lou ji (square, relief), mounting, leaves e,f,g,h,k
Kong Shi jianding (rectangle, relief); leaves e,f,j,k
Shaotang zhenbi (rectangle, relief); leaves e,f,I,k
Guangtao (square, intaglio); leaves f,g
Kong (round, relief); mounting, leaf g
Shaotang yanyun guoyen zhiwu (rectangle, relief), leaf g

Mengshi Lu Collection, Cantonese, ca. 1933:
Mengshi Lu (rectangle, intaglio); leaves a,b,d,e,f,g,h,I,k,l,m

Ho Guanwu (20th century), Cantonese collector:
Guanwu zhen cang; leaves c,j
Dianxi shuwu (square, relief); leaves c,j

Mr. Huang (20th century), Cantonese collector:
Huang Shi Huaixian Dang cang (yellow paste, rectangle, relief); mounting, leaf a

Jean-Pierre DuBosc (ca. 1903–1988):
Unidentified
Huaimin zhenbi (square, relief); leaves a,b,d,g,h,j
Wuhuai Shi zhiming (rectangle, intaglio); leaves c,f,I,k,l
Pei shang bao wan (square, intaglio); leaves a,d,h,k
Pei shang bao cang (square, intaglio); leaves b,c,g
Pei shang xin shang (square, relief); leaves e,f,I,j,l
Pi hua sheng; leaf a
Kuei (?); leaf a
Bolang ai wan (square, relief); leaf a
Shanding zhen ji (square, relief); leaf a
Huayu Lou zhen cang (square, relief); mounting, leaf b
Houchang fu xin shang (square, relief); leaf e
Lang(?)xuanxian Guan cang shan (square, relief); leaf g
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