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Flowers of the Four Seasons

Artist:
Shen Zhou (Chinese, 1427–1509)
Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Culture:
China
Medium:
Handscroll; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
10 13/16 x 198 3/4 in. (27.5 x 504.8 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Dillon Fund Gift, in memory of Phyllis E. Dillon, 1982
Accession Number:
1982.205
Not on view
Signature: "Changzhou Shen Zhou" (Shen Zhou of Changzhou, an alternate name for Suzhou)

Inscription: Two colophons by Gao Shiqi, dated 1694 and 1701

Marking: Thirty-three collector's seals: one seal of the Zhou family of Wushi (perhaps early 16th century), five seals of Xiang Yuanbian (1525–1590); four seals of Zhu Zhiqi (ca. 1600–1660); twenty seals by Gao Shiqi (1645–1704); one seal of the Jiaqing Emperor (r. 1796–1820).
[sale, Christie's, New York , 1982; to MMA]
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Peach Blossom Spring," November 21, 1983–June 3, 1984.

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