Landscapes Painted for Yuweng, Fan Qi (Chinese, 1616–after 1694), Album of eight leaves; ink and color on paper, China

清 樊圻 為玉翁作山水圖 冊
Landscapes Painted for Yuweng

Fan Qi (Chinese, 1616–after 1694)
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
dated 1673
Album of eight leaves; ink and color on paper
6 x 7 7/16 in. (15.2 x 18.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of John M. Crawford Jr., 1988
Accession Number:
Not on view
Fan Qi worked in an unusually precise and realistic style. He was also among those painters most clearly influenced by Western landscape techniques, which were imported to Nanjing through the prints, books, and paintings brought by Jesuit missionaries.

In this album Fan's interest in describing the changing seasons, times of day, and differing qualities of light and atmosphere recalls the descriptive goals of Song painting. In contrast to Song landscapes, Fan's minutely described scenery, his accurate use of foreshortening, and his interest in the coloristic effects of sunlight result in an almost documentary quality.
#7630. Landscapes Painted for Yuweng
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Inscription: Artist’s inscription and signature (3 columns in semi-cursive/standard script)

Painted in the qinghe [eighth lunar] month of the guichou year [September 11–October 9, 1673] for Master Yuweng’s correction, Fan Qi.

癸丑清和月畫似玉翁先生正 。樊圻

Artist’s seals

Fan 樊 (Leaf A, C, E, F)
Qi 圻 (Leaf A, C, E, F)
Fan Qi zhi yin 樊圻之印 (Leaf D)
Zi yue Huigong 字曰會公 (Leaf D)
Huigong 會公 (Leaf G)
Huigong 會公 (Leaf H)

Label strip

Fu Zhu符鑄 (1881–1947), 2 columns in semi-cursive script, dated 1931:


Collectors’ seals

Ma Jizuo 馬積祚 (1915–2009)
積祚審定 (Leaf A)
積祚 (Leaf H)

Jiang Zuyi 蔣祖詒 (1902–1973)
穀孫秘笈 (Leaf H)
屺亭審定 (Leaf A)
里堂 (Leaf A)
雲亭珍藏 (Leaf H)

Gu Luofu 顧洛阜 (John M. Crawford Jr., 1939–1988)
顧洛阜 (Leaf A, H)
漢光閣 (Leaf A, H)

John M. Crawford Jr. , New York (until d. 1988; bequeathed to MMA)
Providence. Bell Gallery, List Art Center. "The Individualists: Chinese Painting and Calligraphy of the 17th Century from the Collection of John M. Crawford, Jr.," April 26, 1980–May 18, 1980.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "When the Manchus Ruled China: Painting under the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911)," February 2, 2002–August 18, 2002.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Dreams of Yellow Mountain: Landscapes of Survival in Seventeenth-Century China," September 13, 2003–February 22, 2004.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Chinese Painting, Masterpieces from the Permanent Collection," August 28, 2004–February 20, 2005.