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Title
Landscape with Cranes 1638
Creator
Ch'en Kuan (Chen Kuan)
Date Created and/or Issued
1638-1638
Publication Information
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
Contributing Institution
UC Berkeley, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
Collection
Chinese Paintings
Rights Information
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Description
T: Meng-hsien
H: Hsing-an
Inscription by the artist: "Cranes nesting in the pine trees everywhere, people visiting the wicker gate are few. On an auspicious day in the first month of the mou-yin [1638] Ch'en Kuan painted this as a present for Mr. Ming-tai." Translation by Marsha Smith Weidner.
Ch'en Kuan was a noted painter, calligrapher, and poet from Suchou in Chechiang province. Here Ch'en pays homage to the early Ming master Wen Cheng-ming, using that artist's cool-warm coloration, tall stately pines, and well-defined layered mountains.
This landscape painting is actually a "birthday painting," or a work commissioned as a present for a friend. From the artist's inscription it is clear that this painting was presented to a Mr. Ming-tai in this way.
Type
image
Format
Painting Hanging scroll: ink and colors on silk China h 78 x w 38 -3/4 inches
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/ft9199n9mv
1997.28
Place
China