清 石濤(朱若極) 風雨竹圖 軸
Bamboo in Wind and Rain
- Shitao (Zhu Ruoji) (Chinese, 1642–1707)
- Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
- ca. 1694
- Hanging scroll; ink on paper
- Image: 87 3/4 x 30 in. (222.9 x 76.2 cm)
Overall with mounting: 132 1/4 x 37 3/8 in. (335.9 x 94.9 cm)
Overall with knobs: 132 1/4 x 41 in. (335.9 x 104.1 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Edward Elliott Family Collection, Gift of Douglas Dillon, 1984
- Accession Number:
Shitao, one of the most outstanding landscape masters of his time, was also passionately in love with bamboo painting. On this monumental work, he quotes a description by Su Che (1039–1112) of Wen Tong (1018–1079), the Northern Song bamboo painter: "He dallies amid bamboo in the morning, stays in the company of bamboo in the evening, drinks and eats amid the bamboo, and rests and
sleeps in the shade of bamboo; having observed all the different aspects of the bamboo, he then exhausts all the bamboo's many transformations."
Accompanying Shitao's signature is his seal, which quotes a saying by Wen Tong: "How can I live one day without this gentleman!"
During the eighteenth,century, Shitao's style of bamboo painting was practiced by members of the Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou.