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Mountains and Pavilions

Unidentified Artist
Ming (1368–1644) or Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
Image: 43 1/16 x 16 1/8 in. (109.4 x 40.9 cm) Overall with mounting: 76 1/4 x 22 in. (193.7 x 55.9 cm) Overall with knobs: 76 1/4 x 25 1/8 in. (193.7 x 63.8 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Dillon Fund Gift, 1979
Accession Number:
Not on view
Marking: Twelve seals are found around the border of the painting;

Seals, clockwise from top:

1. Yongzheng Chen Han (large, square relief); Yongzheng Emperor (r. 1723–35).
2. Xianyu (round relief) probably intended as the seal of Xianyu Shu, an important 13th century scholar, calligrapher and official.
3. Tianlai Ge (vertical-rectangle, relief): legend of seals of Xiang Yuanbian (1520–1590).
4. Yunmei (gourd-shaped relief); unidentified
5. Zhao Yuan (gourd-shaped, relief) perhaps intended as the seal of the 14th century painter and calligrapher.
6. Fan Chang ziyin (square intaglio); unidentified collector of the Qing dyasty (1644–1911).
7. Xianyuan hu shi renshang.
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