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Autumn Colors at Mount Yu

Accession Number
1966/2.30

Title
Autumn Colors at Mount Yu

Artist(s)
Wang Hui

Artist Nationality
Chinese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1700

Medium & Support
ink and color on silk

Dimensions
15 1/2 in x 97 in (39.35 cm x 246.4 cm)

Credit Line
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

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Wang Hui
China, 1632–1717
Autumn Colors at Mount Yu
Qing dynasty (1644–1912)
ca. 1700
Handscroll, ink and color on silk
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund, 1966/2.3

Wang Hui was born into a family of artists in Changshu, about ninety-three miles northwest of present-day Shanghai. He studied under Wang Jian (whose paintings are also on view in this gallery), and later Wang Shiming, and became known as one of the “Four Wangs.” His style drew heavily from the painters of the Tang (618–907), Song (960–1279), and Yuan (1271–1368) dynasties and followed the orthodox Southern School of painting developed by the art theorist and painter Dong Qichang (1555–1636).

Wang Hui was one of the preeminent early eighteenth-century painters of the lower Yangzi River region. In this handscroll, Mount Yu towers above his hometown. The sheer vertical cliffs above the ascending path is a site known as “Sword Gate,” still visible in Changshu. Wang was so enchanted by this place that he adopted the nickname “Woodcutter at the Sword Gate.”



Primary Object Classification
Painting

Primary Object Type
handscroll

Additional Object Classification(s)
Painting

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Keywords
Architecture
Figures
Landscapes
autumn
boats
field
mountains
villages
water

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