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Object Title:
Searching for Truth or Landscape with Philosophers
Object Number:
C127
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Maker:
Zhou Chen
Period:
Ming Dynasty
Date Made:
Ming Dynasty
Early Date:
1368
Late Date:
1644
Section:
Asian
Technique:
Painted
Iconography:
Landscape
Philosophers
Chess
Trees
Servant
Zither
Rocks
Description:
Chinese painting titled: "Searching for Truth or Landscape with Philosophers" attributed to Zhou Chen. Two scholars play weiqi under trees while a third approaches with a servant boy carrying a qin on his back. The open setting is framed here in both lower corners by rocks. Thus the viewers are unconsciously led to concentrate on the figures and their engagements. Rocks stylized but the trees are interestingly arranged and depicted.
Height:
177.8cm
Width:
91.4cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from M. Knoedler & Company
Other Number:
GETZ 60   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

New Directions in Yuan Painting (02 Dec 2006 - 04 Dec 2006)
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Bibliography:

[Article] Cahill, James. 2001. "Five Rediscovered Ming and Qing Paintings in the University of Pennsylvania". Orientations. 32 (2): 62-68. : Page/Fig./Plate: 62-68
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[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 36
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[Book] Getz, John. 1916. Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 197 no.60
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[Catalogue] M. Knoedler & Co. 1914. Catalogue of early Chinese paintings of the T'ang, Sung and Yuan dynasties A.D. 600-1400. : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 14
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