University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object TitleEagles and Magpies in Winter
Object Number:C93
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Maker: Unknown
Ma Lin (uncertain)
Period: Ming Dynasty
Date Made: 16th Century - 17th Century
Early Date: 960
Late Date: 16th Century - 17th Century
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Sparrow
Eagles
Magpie
Winter
Inscription Language:Chinese Language
Height: 171 cm
Width: 99 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1915
Other Number:GETZ 39 - Other Number

Description

Painting. Eagles and Magpies in Winter. Artist unknown. Late Ming Dynasty. Formerely attributed to Ma Lin, 馬麟 active in the Song Dynasty (960-1280 CE ). Color painting on silk. Ma Lin was a son of the great painter Ma Yuan, 馬遠. He learned his father's art and became an Imperial artist. No signature or inscription. Seal says "Hsu-chai sheng-ting ming-chi." Pang Yuanji's seal can be seen in the bottom left corner. Eagles were often done for military personnel.


Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] P'ang, Lai Ch'en. 1915. Biographies of Famous Chinese Paintings: From the Private Collections of Mr. L. C. Pang, Chekiang, China, 1915.View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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