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清 柳堉 溪山行旅圖 卷
Traveling Amid Streams and Mountains

Artist:
Liu Yu (Chinese, 1620–after 1689)
Calligrapher:
Inscribed by Liu Yu (Chinese, 1620–after 1689)
Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
dated 1680
Culture:
China
Medium:
Handscroll; ink on paper
Dimensions:
10 3/8 x 200 1/4 in. (26.4 x 508.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of John M. Crawford Jr., 1988
Accession Number:
1989.363.134
Not on view
Working in the cosmospolitan city of Nanjing, Liu Yu was exposed to a wide range of artistic influences. His volumetric mountain masses arrayed in sweeping patterns reflect the influence of Dong Qichang (1555–1636). The pale, dry brushwork set off by jet black foliage dots suggests familiarity with the Anhui School painters, while the fantastic landscape formations and bold juxtapositions of deep distance views with startling close-ups show his indebted-ness to earlier Nanjing painters such as Wu Bin (act. ca. 1583–1626). This fusion of styles was further developed by the great Individualist master Shitao (1642–1707), who lived in Nanjing between 1680 and 1686.
Inscription: Artist's inscription and signature (1 column in standard script)

Painted in autumn, the intercalary eighth lunar month of the gengshen year of the Kangxi reign era [September 23-October 21, 1680] by Liu Yu of Jinling Changgan [Nanjing]

康熙庚申秋八月又閏金陵長干柳堉畫。

Artist's seals

柳堉
公韓

Label strip

Deng Erya 鄧爾疋 (1883–1954), 1 column in clerical script, undated; 2 seals (on brocade wrapper) :

柳公韓山水卷 鄧爾疋 [印]: 爾、雅

Collectors' seals

Qian Huafo 錢化佛 (1884–1964)
玉齋所藏
玉齋所藏書畫

Yao De 姚德 (Qing dynasty, 1644–1911)
比玉珍藏
玉潤齋印

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

Unidentified
瑞廷鑑賞書畫之印
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