Seven Sages in Bamboo Grove
Liu Sung Nien
Ming Dynasty (uncertain)
Qing Dynasty (uncertain)
Seven Sages in Grove. Artist Liu Sung Nien, flourished 1190-1230 CE. Done in style of painting academy of Tang-Song period. Natural settings e.g. waterfall, rock, clouds, trees are purposely distorted in contrast with human figures done in free, expressive manner.
Purchased from M. Knoedler & Company, 1916
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Harrison Chinese Rotunda inaugural exhibition ( Feb 1916)
[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 27-28
[Book] Getz, John. 1916. Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 194 no.52
[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. 11
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