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近代 孔小瑜 瓜瓠圖 團扇
Melons and Gourds

Artist:
Kong Xiaoyu (Chinese, 1899–1984)
Date:
dated 1943
Culture:
China
Medium:
Circular fan-shaped album leaf; ink and color on alum paper
Dimensions:
Diam. 10 5/8 in. (27 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, in memory of La Ferne Hatfield Ellsworth, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.267.308
Not on view
Kong Xiaoyu, a woman, painted both in traditional Chinese brush styles and as evidenced in this fan, in styles drawing on Western methods of chiaroscuro and perspective.
Signature: Chufu, Kong Xiaoyu painted in Shanghai
Dated summer of 1943

Artist's seals: 1. Kongyin (square, white characters)
2. Seventy-second generation descended from Confucius (square, red characters)

Marking: Collectors' seals: Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Collection
Robert H. Ellsworth , New York (until 1986; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Painting: Selections from the Robert H. Ellsworth Collection," February 2, 1988–September 25, 1988.

Fort Worth. Kimbell Art Museum. "Style and Expressionism: Modern Chinese Painting," November 4, 1989–January 14, 1990.

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