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Portrait of Fan Chungyen

Unidentified Artist
Ming (1368–1644) or Qing (1644–1911) dynasty
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
26 x 18 in. (66 x 45.7 cm)
Credit Line:
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Translation of inscription: over the portrait is written "Imperial Ordinance to the Lord Fan Zhongyen: We appreciate thy meritorious services extended to the two reigns as a general in the field and as a minster at home. You have done your duty directed by the gods and spirits of rivers and mountains. Hereby we confer upon thee a special gift." Proclaimed on the day, 8th month, first year of the Xining, 1068. Over the date is a square seal which reads: "Treasure of the Imperial Household".
[ John C. Ferguson , until 1913; sold to MMA]
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