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2004.19.72 - Figures in River Landscapes

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Object Typealbum ArtistWang Gai Date Made1702

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Object Typealbum ArtistWang Gai Date Made1702
Accession Number 2004.19.72 Title Figures in River Landscapes Category albums Object Type album Artist Wang Gai Date Made 1702 Place Made China Culture Chinese Period Qing 18th century Materials ink and colour on paper Measurements overall: 3.7 cm x 48 cm x 27.2 cm; image: 21.5 cm x 40.5 cm Description
This album contains 12 ink paintings on paper with an inscription on the final leaf. The album cover is wood covered in yellow silk lampas with a repetitive floral motif and a dark lacquered wood frame. Each leaf…
This album contains 12 ink paintings on paper with an inscription on the final leaf. The album cover is wood covered in yellow silk lampas with a repetitive floral motif and a dark lacquered wood frame. Each leaf contains a landscape, which was painted in situ by Wang Gai (1677-1705). Repeating themes throughout the album include figures immersed in the natural environment, which reflects the literati’s yearning and nostalgia. Each album page bears the impression of one or both of the artists' seals: Wang Gai - Square Intaglio and Anjie, courtesy name of Wang Gai - Square Relief.
Inscriptions and Colophons Each painting is signed by Wang Gai and is impressed with 1 or 2 artist seals. Credit Line Gift of Sandy and Cécile Mactaggart
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"2004.19.72 - Figures in River Landscapes, Mactaggart Art Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/21-19137. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.


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2004.19.72 - Figures in River Landscapes

Object Type album Artist Wang Gai Date Made 1702