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清 馮朗公 宮苑圖 屏風
Palace Scene

Artist:
Feng Langgong (Chinese, )
Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Kangxi period (1662–1722)
Date:
datable to 1689–1690
Culture:
China
Medium:
Twelve-panel folding screen; wood, painted, lacquered and with gilt
Dimensions:
9 ft. 8 1/2 in. × 20 ft. 3 in. (295.9 × 617.2 cm)
Classification:
Lacquer
Credit Line:
Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1909
Accession Number:
09.6a–l
Not on view
Inscription: Artist’s inscription and signature (1 column in standard script carved on the first panel from the left and painted in gold):

Made by Feng Langgong of the Zhuogu Studio at Shuixiang in Foshan [near modern Guangzhou].

佛山水巷琢古齋馮朗公製。

Artist’s seal (carved and painted in red)

Zhuogu Zhai

琢古齋

Colophon

Li Bin 李彬 (1633–1722, jinshi 1670), 34 column in standard script carved on the back of the screen and painted in gold, dated 1689; 3 carved seals:

奉祝
大邑侯即豸史埜翁白老先生榮夀序
昔傅僧綽出宰浙東,良法美政為一時治行最。子琰繼之,復能求世
德惠覃遐邇,論者以為有〈治譜〉云,然而未易數數見也。夫人必有克
紹先烈之才,而後有承家開國之績。苟非其才,則用恩而民玩,用威
而民殘,求其治布遐荒,政光史冊,繩先德於勿替,綏福履於無疆,必

不可得。夫以果投柱,入水善泅,此世故之偶然,未可盡信為能事也。
能此者,其惟我桂山
邑侯白公乎!公三韓世閱,其
先曾大父崇雅公,以從龍之彥,受
章皇帝特達之知,初任海陵奉行,取歷東魯臬憲,八閱月而領中州藩伯,政
績所著赫中外。

大父蘊公公克紹先烈,爵授承直。及
公祖尊翁楚珩公,歷余龍城司馬,治行廉明,心勞五載,旋遷始安。大叅
一門政績,固已後先繼美,遠邇聲稱,不俟余言之喋喋矣。丙寅春,
公以天莊校書,特奉
簡命,來涖茲土。甫下車而問民疾苦,安集流離,其招徠也有術。立義學,董
師儒,其遇士也有禮。禁暮夜,革陋巵,其律躳也以廉。胥役之耗蠹甚

矣,公則杖貪餮、黜侮文。於其剔奸也,可以見嚴。堂簾之威猛舊矣,
公則去煩苛,提綱絜領。於其御眾也,可以見寛。公旬加而征夫日瘵,閭
閻告困矣,公則送往事居,寧損上以益下,易于之於刺史也。饑饉
臻而妖蛇惑眾,旱魅為災矣。公則躳禱山川,獲甘霖以活涸,思誠
之於道士也。凡此皆公之功德,所以安上全下,紹乃祖乃父之勳,
以錫極於僻土者,視傅山陰之〈治譜〉又何多讓焉!當道稔

公之績,任甫二載,即攝平南署別駕,護府篆,兼攝余之定州,凡四歷守
令,而奏理如昨。仁恩美政隨車所到,如數家珍,種種入人深者,此皆
公承於家而致於國之道也。《傳》 曰“行道有福”,則公之壽也端不外此。
異日享太年膺多福,壽一身以壽天下,直可操劵取之耳。維茲律中
無射為公生申之期,余荷公之德,偕三邑父老子弟恭製一縑,
弁以數言以祝公,非過也,宐也。在豳人有曰“稱彼兕觥,萬夀無疆”。

請賡之以為侑觴之具。

龍飛康熙二十八年歲在己巳菊月榖旦
賜進士出身吏部觀政候秩中書治年家眷弟李彬頓首拜撰。 [印]: 李彬之印、厚齋氏、庚戌進士
Hermann Speck von Sternburg , Baron Speck von Sternburg, (until d. 1908; his sale, American Art Galleries, New York, January 13–16, 1909, lot 538, to Morgan); J. Pierpont Morgan , New York (1909)
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