Searching for Truth or Landscape with Philosophers


From: China

Curatorial Section: Asian

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Object Title Searching for Truth or Landscape with Philosophers
Object Number C127
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Chinese
Provenience China
Creator Zhou Chen
Period Ming Dynasty
Date Made Ming Dynasty
Section Asian
Technique Painted
Iconography Landscape | Philosophers | Chess | Trees | Servant | Zither | Rocks

Chinese painting titled: "Searching for Truth or Landscape with Philosophers" attributed to Zhou Chen 周臣 (1460–1535 CE) . 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. Formerly in the collection of John Calvin Ferguson (1866 - 1945 CE).

Height 177.8 cm
Width 91.4 cm
Credit Line Purchased from M. Knoedler & Company, 1916
Other Number Getz 60 - Other Number

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