Landscapes after old masters

Various artists/makers

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This album contains paintings by Wang Hui and four of his students. In 1692, Wang was organizing a major imperial commission to commemorate the Kangxi emperor’s 1689 Southern inspection tour, a visit to the empire’s south. As the workshop master, Wang had to find worthy assistants, and this collaborative piece seems to have played a role in the selection, as the four students who worked on this album would go on to assist with the Southern Inspection Tour handscrolls. Each leaf is painted in the manner of a different old master; together, the album expresses Wang Hui’s and his students’ mastery of the landscape painting tradition.

Landscapes after old masters, leaves a, o, p by Wang Hui (Chinese, 1632–1717), Album of sixteen leaves; ink and color on paper, China

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