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Zhou Zonglian,
Flowering Prunus, 18th c.
Ink on Silk
39 1/2 in. x 19 3/8 in. (100.33 cm x 49.21 cm)


Object Type: Scroll
Technique: Brushwork
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. William Bacon Pettus
Accession Number: PE76


Commentary
Zhou Zonglian appears to have been an official and minor painter during the Yongzheng and Qianlong eras of the Qing dynasty. A genuine painting and a fine late example of this tradition of plum blossom painting.

Professor Kathleen Ryor, Carleton College

Card lists object as Chou Tsung-lien Plum Tree, by Ching Kang Hsi. 17th or 18th century.

Marks
Inscription and seals by the artist “Jiantang, Zhou Zonglian splashed ink in the capital.” Seals: top ; bottom.

Professor Kathleen Ryor, Carleton College

Medium
Black ink on silk, with an off-white silk brocade border. Embroidered border above and beneath the image.

Object Description
Vertical hanging scroll of a branch with plum blossoms, in black ink.

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