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明 傳蔣嵩 冬景山水圖 卷
Winter Landscape

Artist:
Attributed to Jiang Song (Chinese, first half of 16th century)
Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
first half of 16th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Handscroll; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 12 1/4 x 277 in. (31.1 x 703.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Seymour Fund, 1955
Accession Number:
55.124
Not on view
Little is known about the Nanjing artist Jiang Song except that he descended from a family of imperial physicians and officials but chose to support himself as a professional painter. Concentrating on a limited repertoire of images—lone fishermen, scholars living in reclusion, and mountain travelers—all of which appear in this work, Jiang's paintings are noteworthy for their dramatically abstracted landscape forms, dashing brushwork, subtly graded washes, and bold contrasts in ink tone in the manner of Shi Zhong (1438–ca. 1517), another Nanjing painter known for his bravura snowscapes. This unsigned painting is attributed to Jiang Song on the basis of its similarity to a set of four short paintings now in the East Asian Art Museum, Berlin.
Inscription: No artist’s inscription, signature, or seal


Colophons

1. Wang Duo 王鐸 (1592–1652), 4 columns in semi-cursive script, dated 1646 (?); 2 illegible seals:

披閲此卷,碧天白雲,松陰鳥語,江聲遠拂,覺天空雪霽,與山光雲影,奇峭幻蒨,不讓囗囗囗畫家三昧能奪陰陽造化之巧。時囗戌九月十一日王鐸題。 [二印不詳]

2. Gong Dingzi 龔鼎孳 (1615–1673), 4 columns in semi-cursive script, dated 1659; 2 illegible seals:

順治己亥之嵗三月三日雪夜觀于凍研齋。淮南龔鼎孳 [二印不詳]


Collectors’ seals

Tang Yin 唐寅 (1470–1523)
唐寅私印
唐子畏圖書

Wang duo 王鐸 (1592–1652)
王鐸之印
海鶴天風

Gong Dingzi 龔鼎孳 (1615–1673)
龔鼎孳印

Liang Qingbiao 梁清標 (1620–1691)
清、標 (5 times)
蕉林書屋
蕉林鋻定書畫 (twice)
蒼巖子
蕉林居士

Xu Can 徐燦 (ca. 1618–1698)
徐燦

Liang Mu 梁穆 (17th – 18th c.)
梁穆印
敬仲氏
棠村後人 (twice)
梁文野石鋻定
野石居士
囗山梁穆敬也氏圖書

Unidentified
以觀宇宙之大俯察品類之盛
一品夫人
子華
寳經堂書畫印
囗子
子子孫孫永保
一半印模糊不辨
囗囗家藏
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