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清 龔賢 冬景山水圖 軸 紙本
Wintry Mountains

Artist:
Gong Xian (Chinese, 1619–1689)
Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
datable ca. 1679–89
Culture:
China
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 65 1/4 x 19 1/4 in. (165.7 x 48.9 cm) Overall with mounting: 114 1/4 x 26 1/2 in. (290.2 x 67.3 cm) Overall with knobs: 114 1/4 x 30 1/4 in. (290.2 x 76.8 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of John M. Crawford Jr., 1988
Accession Number:
1989.363.132
Not on view
Gong Xian, considered the greatest of the seventeenth-century Nanjing painters, built up his high-contrast images through repetitive layering of ink. Here, he evokes a wintry scene in a mountain village. The accompanying poem celebrates the simple joys of country life:


Farmers, cowherds, fishermen, and woodcutters—where
do they make their homes?
In huts thatched with yellow reeds among mountains and
streams.
Work completed, they return together and get drunk,
Jugs and cups filled with wine; there is no need for credit.
—Trans. adapted from Aschwin Lippe
Signature: Signed, undated, one artist's seal

Inscription: Artist’s inscription and signature (4 columns in semi-cursive script)

農牧漁樵何處家,黃茆屋子寄山涯。
等閒相返各泥醉,酒滿缾盉不用賒。

龔賢畫并題。

Artist’s seal

半千

Label strip

Wang Shiyuan 汪士元 (active 1873–1935) , 1 columns in semi-cursive script, undated:

龔半千山水真跡。寂盦

Collectors’ seals

Wang Shiyuan 汪士元 (active 1873–1935)
士元
麓雲樓書畫記

Lu Shusheng 陸樹聲 (19th–20th c.)
陸樹聲鑑賞章

Zhou Qingyun 周慶雲 (1864–1933)
周夢公秘笈印

Gu Luofu 顧洛阜 (John M. Crawford, Jr., 1913–1988)
漢光閣主顧洛阜鑑藏中國古代書畫之章
顧洛阜
漢光閣

Unidentified
嘉樂圉藏
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