Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Cottage Beside Wutong Tree

Unidentified Artist
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
16th century (?)
Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
Image: 40 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. (103.2 x 49.8 cm) Overall with mounting: 98 1/2 x 25 3/4 in. (250.2 x 65.4 cm) Overall with rollers: 98 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (250.2 x 74.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Ex coll.: C. C. Wang Family, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Morse, 1972
Accession Number:
Not on view
This painting, bearing the forged seal of the late Yuan scholar-artist Wang Meng (ca. 1308–1385), is clearly a later interpretation of the Wang Meng style, probably done in the second half of the sixteenth century by someone working in Suzhou in a manner that is closer to that of Wen Boren (1502–ca. 1575) than Wang Meng.
Signature: Unsigned

Marking: Forged seal of Wang Meng in upper right: Huangho Qiaozhe

Collector's seals:
1. Xiang Yuanbian (1525–1590): Zijing zhiyin
2. Ho Guanwu (contemporary Hong Kong collector): Guanwu qingshang/ Tianqi shuwu
3. C.C. Wang (1907–2003): Zhenze Wangshi Baowutang tuhuaji

Unidentified collectors' seals:
1. Yenru xinshang
2. Lin xia yeren
3. Gangzhou Lishi Ritong zhenshang
4. Zicun
5. (?)qi yinzhang
6. Wushi Yünqing guan socang shuhua
7. Jinding siyin
8. Wu Bozi Zhencang
9. Gushan
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