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Landscape with two figures sitting under trees

  • Description

    Qian Gu, whose courtesy name is Shubao and alternative name Qingshi, was born in Suzhou, Jiangsu province and was a pupil of the Ming dynasty master painter Wen Zhengming (1470-1559). He is best known for his calligraphy, landscape, and bamboo-and-orchid painting.

    An inscription on the last page [EA2012.185.l] indicates that the paintings in this album are imitating Yuan period masters. It is possible that the artist refers to Ni Zan (1301-1374) and Huang Gongwang (1269-1354).

    The collector’s seal shows that the album used to be in Ou Zhenxiong’s (1917-1994) collection. He lived in Hong Kong and was known for his collection and connoisseurship of Chinese paintings and calligraphy.

  • Details

    Associated place
    AsiaChinaJiangsu province Suzhou (place of creation)
    AsiaChina Hong Kong (possible place of creation)
    Asia Macau (possible place of creation)
    Qian Gu (1508 - c.1578) (artist)
    manner of Huang Gongwang (1269 - 1354) (artist)
    manner of Ni Zan (1301 - 1374) (artist)
    Associated people
    Ou Zhenxiong (1917 - 1994) (owner)
    Material and technique
    ink and colour on silk; mounted on card, framed with ling silk pieces
    painting 25.5 x 24.5 cm (height x width)
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    Credit line
    Presented in honour of the 80th birthday of Angelita Trinidad Reyes, 2012.
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