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Wei Zhihuang, (1568–ca. 1647)
Landscape, c. 1568
Paint on Silk
73 in. x 27 1/2 in. (185.42 cm x 69.85 cm)


Object Type: Scroll
Technique: Brushwork
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. William Bacon Pettus
Accession Number: PE32


Commentary
Inscription, signature and date by the artist. “All destinies gather together and open the tomb; in the many places amid the five colored clouds, there is Ursa Major. The winter of the guimao year (1603), Wei Zhihuang.”

The quality of this painting is very good and may well be an autograph work by Wei Zhihuang, a late Ming painter from Nanjing.

Professor Kathleen M. Ryor, Carleton College

Marks
Signature (Wei Chih-lun) and two square red ink seals in the lower right.

Medium
Paint on silk, with a beige silk brocade mounting.

Object Description
Vertical hanging scroll of a landscape of mountains, buildings and trees. There are two small figures in the lower left.

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