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Wu Zhen,
Bamboo and Orchids, 17th c.
Ink on Silk
53 in. x 15 1/2 in. (134.62 cm x 39.37 cm)


Object Type: Scroll
Technique: Brushwork
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. William Bacon Pettus
Accession Number: PE44


Commentary
This is a nicely executed painting in style of the Yuan dynasty literati master Wu Zhen, who was famous for bamboo painting. While it is not an authentic work by the master, it faithfully reproduces his style and probably dates between the 16th-18th centuries.

Professor Kathleen Ryor, Carleton College

Marks
Spurious signature: Ink play by the Plum Blossom Daoist [Wu Zhen]
Three seals lower left: all are illegible.

Professor Kathleen Ryor, Carleton College

Medium
Ink on silk with an off-white silk brocade mounting.

Object Description
Vertical hanging scroll of grasses and bamboo.

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