Birds and Prunus Tree
Birds and Prunus Tree. Signature of Lü Ji, 呂紀 (Lu Chi), active during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 CE) however it is probably a 19th century copy. Color painting on silk. Lu Ji was an imperial artist of the Ming Dynasty. He had particular skill in painting birds and flowers. Flourished 1488-1506 CE. Poor quality.
Purchased from C. T. Loo
[Book] Getz, John. 1916. Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 190 no.40
[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 44,45
[Book] P'ang, Lai Ch'en. 1915. Biographies of Famous Chinese Paintings: From the Private Collections of Mr. L. C. Pang, Chekiang, China, 1915. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 117
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