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Landscape in the Style of Ni Zan

Artist:
Unidentified Artist
Artist:
After Wang Yuanqi (Chinese, 1642–1715)
Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Date:
18th century or later, spurious date of 1715
Culture:
China
Medium:
Folding fan mounted as an album leaf; ink on paper
Dimensions:
6 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. (16.5 x 49.5 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
13.100.44
Not on view
Signature: "(I) painted this colored landscape in the style of (Ni) Yunlin (1301–1374) at (my) Peking residence, the Guzhi Hall. The seventy-four year old man, Wang Yuanqi"

Four artist's seals: a small gourd-shaped seal ahead of the inscription which reads "The Essence", two seals after the signature which read "Wang Yuanqi's seal" and "Lutai" and another on the lower right which reads "Calligraphy and painting by Lutai".

Dated: 1715, Mid-autumn, after the 15th day of the 8th lunar month.
[ John C. Ferguson , 1913; sold to MMA]
Honolulu Academy of Arts. "The Art of Chinese Folding Fans in the Ming and Qing Dynasties," January 16, 1982–February 16, 1982.

Saint Louis Art Museum. "The Art of Chinese Folding Fans in the Ming and Qing Dynasties," June 22, 1982–August 22, 1982.

Santa Barbara Museum of Art. "The Art of Chinese Folding Fans in the Ming and Qing Dynasties," 1982.

Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago. "The Art of Chinese Folding Fans in the Ming and Qing Dynasties," 1983.

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