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Artist / Maker : Unknown
Title : Spring Woods At Dawn
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Geographical Origin : China
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Style / Period : China MING 1368-1644
Medium / Material  : Pigments
Support / Technique : silk
Object Type : hanging scrolls
Visual Description : Vertical hanging scroll, large rectangular format. Colours and ink on silk. This work is a careful study in the Academic style known as Blue-Green in reference to the predominance of the blue and green mineral pigments used by academy painters since the T'ang dynasty. In composition it is a typical archaistic scheme favoured by all subsequent academy artists. A luxurious palace compound adds to the feeling of sumptuousness. A lengthy inscription on the upper right declares that Ch'iu is peerless among ancients or contemporaries; gives the title of the composition and describes the brushwork as strong and antique, worthy of the T'ang master Li Chao-tao himself. The colophon is signed Lu Hsiang, an official who earned his Chin-shih degree during the Chia-ching period (1552-1566), a contemporary of Ch'iu Ying's and a scholar from the same Suchou region. Two seals follow.
Accession # : M964.1.9
Width (cm) : 102.50
Height (cm) : 187.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Bequest of John and Katharine Maltwood
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