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明 阮祖德 抑齋曾叔祖八十五齡壽像 軸
Portrait of the Artist's Great-Granduncle Yizhai at the Age of Eighty-Five

Artist:
Ruan Zude (Chinese, 16th or early 17th century)
Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
dated "xinyou" (1561 or 1621?)
Culture:
China
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
Image: 61 3/4 x 37 7/8 in. (156.8 x 96.2 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Seymour Fund, 1959
Accession Number:
59.49.1
Not on view
#7609. Portrait of the Artist's Great-Granduncle Yizhai at the Age of Eighty-Five
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Inscription: Artist’s inscription and signature (2 columns in semi-cursive script, dated xinyou year 1561? 1621?)

辛酉夏五月祖德敬寫抑齋曾叔祖八十五齡壽圖。


Artist’s seal

Ruan Zude yin 阮祖德印
[ Bluett & Sons Ltd. , London, 1959; sold to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Portraits of the Court of China," November 27, 1942–February 28, 1943.

New York. Center for African Art. "Portraits and Persons: From Africa and the World," February 14, 1990–August 12, 1990.

Fort Worth. Kimbell Art Museum. "Portraits and Persons: From Africa and the World," September 16, 1990–November 11, 1990.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Millennium of Chinese Painting: Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection," September 8, 2001–January 13, 2002.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Art of the Brush: Chinese Painting and Calligraphy," March 12, 2005–August 14, 2005.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Anatomy of a Masterpiece: How to Read Chinese Paintings," March 1, 2008–August 10, 2008.

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