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Object TitleSeven Sages in Bamboo Grove
Object Number: C121
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: China
Maker: Liu Songnian
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 Songnian 劉松年 (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. Formerly in the collection of John Calvin Ferguson (1866 - 1945 CE).

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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 27-28View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The Univesity Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 194 no.52View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] M. Knoedler & Co. 1914. Catalogue of early Chinese paintings of the T'ang, Sung and Yuan dynasties A.D. 600-1400. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: No. 11View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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