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Mountain and Stream in Autumn

Artist:
Bian Wenyu (Chinese, active ca. 1611–71)
Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
dated 1634
Culture:
China
Medium:
Handscroll; ink on paper
Dimensions:
10 1/4 x 42 1/2 in. (26 x 108 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of John M. Crawford Jr., 1988
Accession Number:
1989.363.127
Not on view
Signature: inscribed, three lines in running script; unsigned, dated 1634, one artist's seal

Inscription: Artist’s inscription and signature (3 columns in standard and semi-cursive scripts)

谿山秋靄
甲戌清和卞文瑜畫。

Artist’s seal

Wenyu zhi yin 文瑜之印

Frontispiece

Yang Xian 楊峴 (1819–1896), 1 line in clerical script, followed by 1 column in semi-cursive script, undated; 3 seals:

秋牎讀易
庸叟峴 [印]: 庸齋、楊峴私印、石酒尊醉漢

Colophons

1. Tu Zhuo 屠倬 (1781–1828), 7 columns in standard and semi-cursive scripts, dated 1825; 1 seal:

林居少塵事,鎭日掩柴闗。晚雨過溪上,秋聲在樹間。
種魚筌自補,蒔菊譜還刪。時有聼泉約,尋僧更入山。

潤甫先生乃明代‘畫中九友’之一,胸次高古,故落筆迥與人異,余展讀此卷,恍如身入圖畫中也。論其用筆工穩,樹石勾剔仿古而不泥古也。道光乙酉夏至後二日琴塢屠倬觀後題並識。 [印]:屠倬

2. Cheng Quan 程荃 (active late 18th c.), 6 columns in seal and clerical scripts, undated; 2 seals:

卞公天授非人力,六法何妨有未工。
筆到橫斜零亂處,方知萬卷在胸中。

昔人云‘不讀萬卷書,不行萬里路,不可以作畫。’信然。古真州程荃拜題。 [印]:程荃之印、蘅衫

3. Gu Guangxu 顧光旭 (1731–1797), 10 columns in semi-cursive script, dated 1791; 1 seal:

畫中九友歌乃吳梅村祭酒作也,卞文瑜先生名列其間,讀畫史云其生平無定居,爐香茗椀,到處自隨,故所作之件極少,予平生未得一見。今過金碧山房得觀此卷,溪徑幽深,樹木蔥鬱,得梅道人之沈雄、趙大年之雅秀,雖橫幅小卷,氣象萬千。我拜讀之餘,略識數語,以致欽仰!辛亥十月梁溪顧光旭識。 [印]:顧光旭

4. Ma Enpu 馬恩溥 (born 1820), 5 columns in semi-cursive script, undated; 2 seals:

卞潤甫先生畫法用筆深厚,氣韻不凡,殆由天授,非人力可到,茝生大兄見眎,展玩多時,目遊玩賞,如入雲深,良一快也。此種筆墨庸流畫史安能望其肩背哉。雨農馬恩溥拜觀並記。 [印]: 雨農、馬恩溥印
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