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Object TitleBirds and Prunus Tree
Object Number: C95
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: China
Maker: Lu Ji
Period: Qing Dynasty
Ming Dynasty
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1368
Late Date: 1644
Prune Tree
Height: 140cm
Width: 79cm
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1915
Other NumberGETZ 40 - Other Number


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.


[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The Univesity Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 190 no.40View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 44,45View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 117View Objects cited in this Publication

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