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近代 溥儒 鐘馗 軸
Zhong Kui

Artist:
Pu Ru (Chinese, 1896–1963)
Date:
20th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink on bark paper
Dimensions:
29 5/8 x 12 5/8 in. (75.2 x 32.1 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, in memory of La Ferne Hatfield Ellsworth, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.267.270
Not on view
Signature: Xinyu
Undated

Artist's inscription:
Riding on a lame donkey
Followe by servants,
Looking for the monsters
Around Yinshan,
This [painting] depicts
Zhong Kui

Artist's seals: 1. Old aristocrat (square, red characters)
2. Pu Ru (square, white characters)
3. The character of a dandy (square, white characters)
4. Jade pot (oval, red characters)

Marking: Collectors' seals: Robert Hatfield Ellsworth
Robert H. Ellsworth , New York (until 1986; donated to MMA)
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