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Zhu Lang,
Blue and Green Style Landscape, 1565
Paint on Silk
61 1/2 in. x 22 in. (156.21 cm x 55.88 cm)


Object Type: Scroll
Technique: Brushwork
Period: Ch'ing Dynasty (China, 1644-1912)
Credit Line: Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Accession Number: 0241


Commentary
Zhu Lang was a student of Wen Zhengming (1470-1559) who worked as his teacher’s ghost painter. He specialized in the landscapes in the so-called blue and green style, like this scroll. There are very few extant attributions to Zhu Lang, so it is difficult to determine if this is an authentic work. The style looks very similar to that of followers of the 17th century painter Wang Hui and probably does not date later than the 18th century. A fine example of a major mode of landscape painting.

Professor Kathleen Ryor, Carleton College

Marks
Square red seal stamped in the lower left. Inscription with a square red seal in the upper right. Oval red seal in the upper center.

Medium
Paint and ink brushed on silk, with a light yellow and pale green silk brocade mounting.

Object Description
Chinese scroll of a blue and green landscape with mountains, trees, and houses in the upper left. A boat with five literati drinking and conversing is depicted in the lower right.

Provenance
Unknown.

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