Travels through the Chinese Past (History 197)

Instructor: Christian de Pee

Kuncan
Summer Landscape (one of a set of four hanging scrolls)
hanging scroll, ink and color on paper
63 1/2 in. x 18 in. ( 161.3 cm x 45.7 cm )
Gift of Jiu-Fong Lo Chang in honor of her mother Mrs. Wei-Djen Djang Lo
This large hanging scroll depicts a man on a donkey traveling along a mountain pass, accompanied by two other men and surrounded by huge overhanging craggy cliffs on both the left and right sides in the background with several overlapping vertical layers.
Wu Wei
Travelers on a Mountain Pass
Hanging Scroll, ink and light color on silk
121 9/16 in x 56 ¼ in (308.77 cm x 142.88 cm);121 9/16 in x 56 ¼ in (308.77 cm x 142.88 cm);156 4/5 in x 61 ¼ in (398.3 cm x 155.57 cm);x 65 ⅜ in x 166.05 cm;3 ⅛ in x 66 ⅛ in x 2 ¾ in (7.94 cm x 167.96 cm x 6.99 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Clyde Wu
A temple lies in the not-so-distant background of tree and mountains. Travellors weave their way along the path, some on horseback. They have their heads covered--some with cloth and some with hats.
Sheng Maojun
The Seven Sages Passing Through a Gate
fan mounted as an album leaf, ink and light color on paper
7 3/16 x 20 7/16 in. (18.2 x 51.9 cm);22 1/8 x 28 1/8 in. (56.04 x 71.28 cm);18 x 26 3/16 in. (45.6 x 66.5 cm);7 3/16 x 20 7/16 in. (18.2 x 51.9 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
This is a very dense landscape painting. There are waterfalls, clouds, trees and cliffs present in the painting. The colors consist of muted greens and browns. Towards the lower half of the painting, there is a view of an interior with four figures present, three of which are sitting at a low table. There is a staircase on the lower right, with a man standing on it, looking upwards. There is also a house on a cliff towards the upper right of the painting. There is calligraphy in the upper right hand corner, with a red seal. There is another red seal, although a bit faded, in the lower left corner of the image.
Xie Shichen (Hsieh Shih-ch'en)
Summer Retreat
hanging scroll, ink and light color on silk
55 7/8 in x 28 1/2 in (141.92 cm x 72.39 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
A squared porcelain dish with flat bottom, curved sides, and flat straight rim, painted in underglaze porcelain blue and overglaze red and green to create a night landscape on the base. Featuring a willow tree overlooking a body of water with a fishing boat, there is a moon in the sky, and floral sprays around the sides. Underglaze blue vine meanders around the rim. The dish is on a square footring and has gold leaf repairs.
Chinese
Square Dish
porcelain with underglaze, overglaze, clear glaze, and gold leaf repairs
1 1/4 in x 6 1/8 in x 6 1/8 in (3.1 cm x 15.5 cm x 15.5 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Augusta Plumer Weiss Memorial Fund
Handscroll depicting figures (42 men and 6 boys) in a landscape, most of whom are sitting along the banks of a stream as cups on lotus leaves float by. A small cluster of figures sits in a shelter over the water examining a handscroll. The painting includes an inscription, six artist’s seals and one collector’s seal.
Sheng Maoye
The Orchid Pavilion Gathering
handscroll, ink and color on silk
12 ¼ in x 84 ½ in (31.12 cm x 214.63 cm);12 in x 84 ½ in (30.48 cm x 214.63 cm);12 7/16 in (31.59 cm);x 12 15/16 in x 32.86 cm;3 ¾ in x 14 9/16 in x 3 ¼ in (9.53 cm x 36.99 cm x 8.25 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Chen Guan (Ch'en Kuan)
Landscape
hanging scroll, ink and color on paper
40 9/16 in. x 11 5/16 in. ( 103.1 cm x 28.7 cm )
Gift of the Honorable Jack Faxon in memory of Pauline Faxon
Landscape painting album with a poem on the left leaf inscribed by artist Ge Yingdian. The landscape depicts a pagoda and houses in a lush forest near a creak under the misty moon light.
Liu Yuanqi (Liu Yüan-ch'i)
Sailing under the Moonlight
album leaf, ink and color on silk
12 5/16 x 13 7/8 in. (31.27 x 35.24 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
In this fan painting mounted as an album leaf, a fishing boat is moored at shore. Water stretches to the right, and above it calligraphic text recounting the story of Peach Blossom Spring. To the left of the boat, are green riverbanks, blossoming peach trees, and a man in a small cave.
Qiu Ying
Peach Blossom Spring
ink and color on gold paper
8 ⅛ in x 21 9/16 in (20.64 cm x 54.77 cm);22 1/16 in x 28 1/16 in (56.04 cm x 71.28 cm);13 ⅛ in x 23 4/5 in (33.34 cm x 60.48 cm);8 ⅛ in x 21 9/16 in (20.64 cm x 54.77 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Gao Cen
Spring Tides in the White Crane Delta (Bailu zhou), from the album, Twelve Views of Jinling (Nanjing) (one of pair of albums)
album leaf, ink and color on paper
8 ½ in x 12 7/16 in (21.59 cm x 31.59 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Carter
Gao Cen
Waterfall at Jianshan Cliff, from the album, Twelve Views of Jinling (Nanjing) (one of pair of albums)
album leaf, ink and color on paper
8 ½ in x 12 7/16 in (21.59 cm x 31.59 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Carter
Gao Cen
Lake View of Ping Dike, from the album, Twelve Views of Jinling (Nanjing) (one of pair of albums)
album leaf, ink and color on paper
8 ½ in x 12 7/16 in (21.59 cm x 31.59 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Carter


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