University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object TitleSeven Sages in Bamboo Grove
Object Number: C121
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: China
Maker: Liu Sung Nien
Period: Ming Dynasty (uncertain)
Qing Dynasty (uncertain)
Date Made: 17th Century
Early Date: 1600
Late Date: 1699
Height: 200.66cm
Width: 103.19cm
Depth: 3.17cm
Credit Line:Purchased from M. Knoedler & Company, 1916
Other NumberGETZ 52 - Other Number


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Harrison Chinese Rotunda Inaugural Exhibition ( Feb 1916)View Objects in Exhibition


[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 27-28View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The Univesity Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 194 no.52View Objects cited in this Publication
[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. 11View Objects cited in this Publication

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