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Sea and Sky at Sunrise

Artist:
Unidentified Artist
Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
late 16th–early 17th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Handscroll; ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
20 1/4 x 83 1/4 in. (51.4 x 211.5 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.478
Not on view
Signature: Signed: "Zhao Boju by imperial order, copies the style of Li Zhaodao".

Inscription: "Hai Tian Xu Ri ["Sea and Sky at Sunrise"], inscribed by the emperor, in the Bao Ho Dian".

Following this inscription is a mark "hua ya" abbreviated and often unintelligible signature, presumably that of Emperor Gaozong of the Song dynasty, and seal reading "Shaoxing", the reign title of the emperor.
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