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URL: web-kiosk.scrippscollege.edu/objects-1/info/12569

China Anonymous, Chinese
Landscape, n. d.
Ink on Silk
64 7/16 in. x 34 1/8 in. (163.67 cm x 86.68 cm)


Object Type: Painting
Technique: Brushwork
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Johan Wilhelm Norman Munthe
Accession Number: XX.1.38


Commentary
Old number "L1136/157" written in pencil on the backing paper. Listed in the Munthe inventory (p.157) as a "Very fine landscape in Sung style. Ming. Wrongly attributed (previously) to Wang An-shi, who was a statesman and reformer, but merely 'a tenth-rate painter' (Giles, p. 104). His signature on the picture is quite a recent addition.

Marks
There is a signature on the path to/from the house in the lower left.

Medium
Black ink brushed onto silk, with an off-white silk border.

Object Description
Mounted vertical scroll of a vast landscape containing trees, mountains, and water. A house is seen in the lower left with a view into the interior, showing many people. Others are walking on a path which leads to the house.

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