University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object TitlePrunus and Birds
Object Number:C134
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Qing Dynasty
Date Made: 18th Century - 19th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1899
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Pigment
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Birds
Credit Line:Purchased from M. Knoedler & Company, 1916
Other NumberGETZ 69 - Other Number

Description

Prunus and Birds. Scroll. Attributed to Ma Kui 馬逵 (1194 - 1224 CE). Unlikely to be 13th century but a nice copy of the Ma-Xia school. Possibly 18th or 19th Century. Brush strokes are quite stiff. Colophons by four scholars on a separate sheet in the scroll. Formerly in the collection of John Calvin Ferguson (1866 - 1945 CE).


Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 55View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The University Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 198 no.69View 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. 29View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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