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明 陳淳 暑園圖 軸
Summer Garden

Artist:
Chen Chun (Chinese, 1483–1544)
Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
ca. 1530
Culture:
China
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 126 1/8 x 39 1/4 in. (320.4 x 99.7 cm) Overall with mounting: 171 x 48 3/8 in. (434.3 x 122.9 cm) Overall with knobs: 171 x 52 7/8 in. (434.3 x 134.3 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Douglas Dillon, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.266.2
Not on view
Inscription: Artist’s inscription and signature (3 columns in semi-cursive script)

In steamy summer the days are unbearably long;
With a linen kerchief and a palm-leaf fan, I recline on a rattan couch;
In the flowers' shade infused with water vapor,
Where else in the world could you find such a paradise?
Baiyang Shanren, Daofu

溽暑薰蒸苦晝長,葛巾葵扇竹筐牀。
花陰水氣相撩處,何有人間白玉堂。
白陽山人道復

Artist's seals

大姚
白陽山人
陳氏道復
筆研精良人生一樂

Collectors' seals

Tang Hanti 唐翰題 (1816–after 1873)
嘉興唐翰題子冰書畫記

Jin Chuansheng 金傳聲 (19th–early 20th c.)
金傳聲
Edward Elliott ; Douglas Dillon , New York (1981–1986; donated to MMA; on loan to MMA from 1981
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Peach Blossom Spring," November 21, 1983–June 3, 1984.

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. "Late Wu School Painting and Calligraphy," September 14, 1984–October 28, 1984.

Fort Worth. Kimbell Art Museum. "Late Wu School Painting and Calligraphy," December 2, 1984–January 27, 1985.

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