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Object TitleVisiting a Friend in His Mountain Retreat
Object Number: C122
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: China
Maker: Tang Yin
Period: Ming Dynasty
Date Made: Ming Dynasty
Early Date: 1368
Late Date: 1644
Pine Trees
Human Figures
Height: 160cm
Width: 83.8cm
Credit Line:Purchased from M. Knoedler & Company, 1916
Other NumberGETZ 61 - Other Number


Chinese painting titled: "Visiting a Friend in His Mountain Retreat" attributed to Tang Yin 唐寅 (1470-1523 CE). Pine trees are stiff, hard, regular and no tonality and fluctuation. The interesting touch of the lower right corner-the winding road and two deers adds not only feeling of space and remoteness to the cottage but also creates tranquility and friendliness. Formerly in the collection of John Calvin Ferguson (1866 - 1945 CE).

Current & Past Exhibitions:

New Directions in Yuan Painting (02 Dec 2006 - 04 Dec 2006)View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Steinhardt, Nancy S. 2008. "The Chinese Rotunda". Arts of Asia. 38 (5): 83-95. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 94/5, Fig. 33View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Cahill, James. 2001. "Five Rediscovered Ming and Qing Paintings in the University of Pennsylvania". Orientations. 32 (2): 62-68. : Page/Fig./Plate: 62-68View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 28View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The Univesity Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 202 no.61View Objects cited in this Publication

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