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Winter Landscape

Attributed to Jiang Song (Chinese, first half of 16th century)

Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
first half of 16th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Handscroll; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 12 1/4 x 277 in. (31.1 x 703.6 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Seymour Fund, 1955
Accession Number:
55.124
  • Description

    Little is known about the Nanjing artist Jiang Song except that he descended from a family of imperial physicians and officials but chose to support himself as a professional painter. Concentrating on a limited repertoire of images—lone fishermen, scholars living in reclusion, and mountain travelers—all of which appear in this work, Jiang's paintings are noteworthy for their dramatically abstracted landscape forms, dashing brushwork, subtly graded washes, and bold contrasts in ink tone in the manner of Shi Zhong (1438–ca. 1517), another Nanjing painter known for his bravura snowscapes. This unsigned painting is attributed to Jiang Song on the basis of its similarity to a set of four short paintings now in the East Asian Art Museum, Berlin.

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