Eight Songs of the Xiao and Xiang Rivers, Wen Zhengming (Chinese, 1470–1559), Album of eight painting leaves with facing sheets inscribed with poems, preceded by a four-sheet title piece; ink on paper, China

Eight Songs of the Xiao and Xiang Rivers

Artist:
Wen Zhengming (Chinese, 1470–1559)
Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Culture:
China
Medium:
Album of eight painting leaves with facing sheets inscribed with poems, preceded by a four-sheet title piece; ink on paper
Dimensions:
8 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. (21.0 x 19.7 cm) (each album leaf);
8 1/4 x 16 7/8 in. (21.0 x 42.9 cm) (two double calligraphy leaves)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Morse, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.278.9a–t
Not on view
Signature: Seals:
d) (two on lower left): 1. Wen Zhengming yin; 2. Hêngshan
e) (one on lower right corner): Tingyün
f) (two on lower left): 1. Wen Zhengming yin; 2. Hêngshan
g) (one on lower right corner): Tingyün
h) (two on lower left): 1. Wen Zhengming yin; 2. Hêngshan
i) (one on lower left): Wen Zhengming yin
j) (two on lower left): 1. Wen Zhengming yin; 2. Hêngshan
k) (one on lower right): Hêngshan
l) (two on lower left): 1. Wen Zhengming yin; 2. Hêngshan
m) (one on lower left corner): Zhengzhong
n) (two on lower left corner): 1. Wen Zhengming yin; 2. Hêngshan
o) (two on lower right corner): Wen Zhengming yin
p) (two on lower left): 1. Wen Zhengming yin; 2. Hêngshan
q) (one on lower right corner): Hêngshan
r) (two on lower left corner): 1. Wen Zhengming yin; 2. Hêngshan
s) (one on lower left corner): Zhengzhong

Marking: Collectors' seals:
a) (two on lower right corner): 1. Miaoji xiangan; 2. Baozhi guoyen
b) (one on lower left corner): Yunhua xianguan shending
c) (one on lower right corner): Baimen Lishi zhencang
e) (one on lower leftcorner): Pan
t) (one on lower right corner): …suocang (unidentified)

Two unidentified collectors: Mr. Li; Mr. Pan
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Morse , New York (until 1972; donated to MMA)