Art/ Collection/ Art Object


Unidentified Artist
In the style of Wu Zhen (Chinese, 1280–1354)
Ming dynasty (?) (1368–1644)
Handscroll; ink on silk
12 1/2 x 262 in. (31.8 x 665.5 cm)
Credit Line:
From the Collection of A. W. Bahr, Purchase, Fletcher Fund, 1947
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: Signed, dated and inscribed:
1. Zhizheng ba nian xia wu yüe Mei Taoren wei Zhitian zuo jupu, shu zi Xizhai Li Xüeshi Mojujüe yü juan shou [in 1348, fifth month of summer, Mei Taoren did this series of bamboo paintings for Zhitian and wrote the "Secrets of Ink Bamboo" by the scholar, Li Xizhai [Li Kan] at the beginning of the scroll] trans. by J. Cahill
2. Mei Taoren
3. Mei Lao
4. Mei Taoren xi mo ye [Mei Taoren inkplay] trans. by J. Cahill.
5. Zhizheng er nian chun er yüe xia wan ximo yü Xihu yüshe. Mei Taoren. [in 1342, last third of the second month in spring, I did this ink play at the West Lake Lodging. Mei Taoren.] trans. by J. Cahill.
6. Mei Taoren

1. Mei Hua An [studio name of Wu Zhên]
2, 4, 7: Jiaxhing [city in Zhekiang] Wu Zhên Zhonggui [zi of Wu Zhên] shu hua zhi [book painting seal]
3, 5, 6. Mei Hua An
[ A. W. Bahr , until 1947; sold to MMA]
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