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明 劉世儒 雪梅圖 軸
Plum in Snow

Liu Shiru (Chinese, active 1550–1600)
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Hanging scroll; ink on silk
Image: 68 3/4 x 24 3/8 in. (174.6 x 61.9 cm) Overall with mounting: 106 1/4 x 30 7/8 in. (269.9 x 78.4 cm) Overall with knobs: 106 1/4 x 33 9/16 in. (269.9 x 85.2 cm)
Credit Line:
Edward Elliott Family Collection, Purchase, The Dillon Fund Gift, 1982
Accession Number:
Not on view
Flamboyantly interpreting the style of Wang Mian (1287–1359), Liu Shiru used bold black strokes to accent the branches and ink wash in the background to highlight the uninked blossoms and snow. In his inscription in the upper-left corner he revels in the vision of "vertical branches collecting three feet of ice."
Inscription: Artist's inscription and signature (2 columns in semi-cursive script)


Artist’s seals

Liu Shiru yin 劉世儒印
Shanyin ren 山陰人
Bingyu ? ? 冰玉囗囗
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