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明 佚名 樓閣江帆圖 團扇
Village and Temples in Jiangnan

Artist:
Unidentified Artist
Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
early 15th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Round fan mounted as an album leaf; ink, color, and gold on silk
Dimensions:
Image: 9 9/16 x 10 3/16 in. (24.3 x 25.9 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of John M. Crawford Jr., 1988
Accession Number:
1989.363.43
Not on view
Gold, azurite, and malachite are perfectly suited to this depiction of the verdant Jiangnan ("South of the [Yangzi] River") landscape. In theforeground is a small village where travelers arriving by boat bow to one another or enjoy the view from a pavilion across a stream. Towering above the white-washed houses is the two-story hall of a temple; in the distance, other temples, one with a pagoda and freshly dyed red walls, nestle in the foothills.
Inscription: No artist’s inscription, signature, or seal

Collector’s seal

Illegible: 1 half seal
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