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近代 溥儒 玉兔圖 軸
Immortal Rabbit

Artist:
Pu Ru (Chinese, 1896–1963)
Date:
dated 1953
Culture:
China
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
12 9/16 x 8 in. (31.9 x 20.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, in memory of La Ferne Hatfield Ellsworth, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.267.271
Not on view
The inscription reads:

Clear moonlight illuminates the jade rabbit.
His pure whiteness lights up the cold toad.

[Trans. from Ellsworth et al, Later Chinese Painting]
Signature: Xinyu
Mid-autumn, 1953

Artist's inscription:
The clear moonlight illuminates the jade rabbit.
His pure whiteness lights up the cold toad.

Artist's seals: 1. Seal of Pu Ru (square, white characters)
2. (Mingtie (oval, red characters)

Marking: Collectors' seals: Robert Hatfield Ellsworth
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Painting: Selections from the Robert H. Ellsworth Collection," February 2, 1988–September 25, 1988.

Fort Worth. Kimbell Art Museum. "Style and Expressionism: Modern Chinese Painting," November 4, 1989–January 14, 1990.

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