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Zhang Qi, Chinese
Bamboo and Rock, 19th c. - early 20th c.
Ink on Paper
43 3/4 in. x 18 in. (111.13 cm x 45.72 cm)

Object Type: Scroll
Technique: Brushwork
Period: Ch'ing Dynasty (China, 1644-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. William Bacon Pettus
Accession Number: PE80

This bamboo painting in the style of Zheng Xie, one of the so-called Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou of the 18th century, was done by the 19th-early 20th century painter Zhang Qi. Zhang Qi was best known as an illustrator, along with Wu Youru, for the serial pictorial, Dianshizhai huabao. Another fine example of literati style bamboo painting in the Scripps collection. See PE 401 for another excellent example of bamboo painting.
Professor Kathleen M. Ryor, Carleton College

Large, square red ink seal stamped in the lower left. Inscription and two small square red seals in the upper right.

Black ink brushed onto paper, with a light pink and light blue silk brocade mounting.

Object Description
Vertical hanging scroll with an image of rock and bamboo in black and white.

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