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2004.19.23 - Landscape Painted for Wang Ao

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Object Typehanging scroll ArtistShen Zhou Date Made1492

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Object Typehanging scroll ArtistShen Zhou Date Made1492
Accession Number 2004.19.23 Title Landscape Painted for Wang Ao Alternate Title Farewell Party for Wang Ao Category paintings Object Type hanging scroll Artist Shen Zhou Date Made 1492 Place Made China Culture Chinese Period Ming 15th century Materials ink and colour on paper Measurements sheet: 234.7 cm x 51.7 cm; image: 146.3 cm x 36.5 cm Description
A hanging scroll painting of a mountain landscape with two buildings on the shore of a lake. Inside the buildings, a farewell party for Wang Ao is taking place. To the right of the gathering sits an artist, possibly…
A hanging scroll painting of a mountain landscape with two buildings on the shore of a lake. Inside the buildings, a farewell party for Wang Ao is taking place. To the right of the gathering sits an artist, possibly Shen Zhou himself, busily painting. He is likely attempting to complete a painting for Wang Ao so that he and other friends can write poems on it for their friend to take on his journey.
Inscriptions and Colophons
Signed by Shen Zhou, impressed with one seal of the artist and inscribed by the artist with a dedication to Wang Ao (1450-1524). Additional inscriptions are by the scholar officials Wen Lin (1445-1499), and Wu Kuan…
Signed by Shen Zhou, impressed with one seal of the artist and inscribed by the artist with a dedication to Wang Ao (1450-1524). Additional inscriptions are by the scholar officials Wen Lin (1445-1499), and Wu Kuan (1435-1504). The scroll is impressed with nine collector's seals.
Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart
2004.19.23 - Landscape Painted for Wang Ao
2004.19.23 - Landscape Painted for Wang Ao

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"2004.19.23 - Landscape Painted for Wang Ao, Mactaggart Art Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/21-19088. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

Publications

Publication Type Catalogue
Author Tsang, Ka Bo
Title Brilliant Strokes: Chinese Painting from the Mactaggart Art Collection
Publication Date 2008