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Ink Bamboo

Artist:
After Tang Yin (Chinese, 1470–1524)
Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Culture:
China
Medium:
Handscroll; ink on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 11 7/16 x 59 1/8 in. (29.1 x 150.2 cm) Overall with mounting: 11 7/8 x 289 9/16 in. (30.2 x 735.5 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of John M. Crawford Jr., 1988
Accession Number:
1989.363.54
Not on view
Signature: Inscription:
The moon sinks in the fourth watch, paper
windows seem transparent;
Stirring from wine, I prop my head and
read awhile.
High thoughts, I force myself but can't
help it;
Ten stalks, still green in winter, case
profuse shadows.
[Trans. Marc F. Wilson/ Kuan S. Wong]

Marking: Ho Guanwu (20th century)
John M. Crawford, Jr.
Unidentified, 1 seal
John M. Crawford Jr. , New York (until d. 1988; bequeathed to MMA)
London. Victoria and Albert Museum. "Chinese Painting and Calligraphy from the Collection of John M. Crawford, Jr.," June 17, 1965–August 1, 1965.

New York. China Institute in America. "Bamboo Carvings in China," March 16, 1983–May 29, 1983.

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