Rabbit and Plum Tree
Rabbit and plum tree, artist unknown. Attributed to Huang Jucai, 黄居寀 (Huang Chu-ts'ai). Song Dynasty (960-1280 CE). Color painting on silk. Huang Jucai, of the Northern Song Dynasty, was a son of the noted artist, Huang Quan, 黄筌 (Huang Ch'uan). In painting birds, flowers and bamboos, he surpassed his father. This painting shows a white rabbit under a plum tree in full blossom. On the tree are the roosting birds seeking their comfort in the cold. Seven seals. Imitation of Cui Bai, 崔白 (Ts'ui Pai) painting: "Magpies and Hare", now in the National Palace Museum, Taipei.
Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1915
[Book] Getz, John. 1916. Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 186 no.33
[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 23
[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. 27
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