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清 佚名 臨袁江瞻園圖 卷
View of a Garden Villa

After Yuan Jiang (active ca.1680–ca.1730)
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
18th century (?)
Handscroll; ink and color on silk
Image: 20 1/2 x 116 1/8 in. (52.1 x 295 cm) Overall with mounting: 256 5/8 x 24 7/8 in. (651.8 x 63.2 cm)
Credit Line:
From the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Family Collection, Gift of Constance Tang Fong, in honor of her mother, Mrs. P. Y. Tang, 1982
Accession Number:
Not on view
Yuan Jiang was assisted in his work by a number of other artists, including his nephew Yuan Yao, who continued to practice the family style into the late eighteenth century.

This handscroll, which is a close copy of Yuan Jiang's original composition, now in the Tianjin Municipal History Museum, records in detail the appearance of the Zhanyuan, or "Gazing Garden," of Nanjing, which was part of the estate of a Manchu official; thus, it preserves a valuable record of an otherwise lost garden of the early eighteenth century.
Signature: Signature of the artist, lower left corner: "Yüan Jiang jin hua";

Three seals of artist: two follow the signature- Yüan Jiang yin (square, intaglio); Wentao (square relief); one at lower right corner: Hanshang-Yüan Wentao (vertical rectangle, intaglio)
Constance Tang Fong , Princeton, NJ (until 1982; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Peach Blossom Spring," November 21, 1983–June 3, 1984.

New York. China House Gallery. "Kernels of Energy, Bones of Earth," October 23, 1985–January 29, 1986.

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "Sacred Mountains in Chinese Art," November 9, 1990–December 16, 1990.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Sacred Mountains in Chinese Art," January 25, 1991–March 31, 1991.

Zurich. Museum Rietberg. "The Passion for Rocks in China," May 17, 1998–August 30, 1998.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The World of Scholars' Rocks: Gardens, Studios, and Paintings," February 1, 2000–August 20, 2000.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Cultivated Landscapes: Reflections of Nature in Chinese Painting with Selections from the Collection of Marie-Hélène and Guy Weill," September 10, 2002–February 9, 2003.

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