Eagles and Magpies in Winter


From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Title Eagles and Magpies in Winter
Object Number C93
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Creator Unknown | Ma Lin (uncertain)
Period Ming Dynasty
Date Made 16th Century - 17th Century
Section Asian
Materials Silk
Technique Painted
Iconography Sparrow | Eagles | Magpie | Winter
Inscription Language Chinese Language

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.

Height 171 cm
Width 99 cm
Credit Line Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1915
Other Number Getz 39 - Other Number

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