Poet Commemorating an Imperially Bestowed Feast, Dong Qichang (Chinese, 1555–1636), Hanging scroll; ink on paper, China

Poet Commemorating an Imperially Bestowed Feast

Artist:
Dong Qichang (Chinese, 1555–1636)
Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Date:
dated 1632
Culture:
China
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 60 7/8 x 21 1/2 in. (154.6 x 54.6 cm)
Overall with mounting: 105 3/4 x 28 1/4 in. (268.6 x 71.8 cm)
Overall with knobs: 105 3/4 x 32 1/4 in. (268.6 x 81.9 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Douglas Dillon, 1979
Accession Number:
1979.500.2
Not on view
Signature: Poem written in kaishu style in seven lines of seven characters; Imperial references appear to the left of the scroll:
"This commemoration of a feast of wheat cakes imperially bestowed on officials at the Noon Gate of the Forbidden City in Peking".
Douglas Dillon , New York (until 1979; donated to MMA)