University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object TitleLuohans Crossing the Sea
Object Number: C138
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Buddhist
Provenience: China
Maker: Chiu Ying (uncertain)
Period: Ming Dynasty (uncertain)
Date Made: 16th Century
Early Date: 1500
Late Date: 1599
Section:Asian
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Luohan
Sea
Dragon King
Credit Line:Purchased from M. Knoedler & Company, 1916
Other NumberGETZ 70 - Other Number

Description

Luohans crossing the sea and being received by the Dragon King and his attendants. Scroll. Attributed to Qiu Ying 仇英 (1494 - 1552 CE), 16th Century. According to the inscription the painting was executed in the third month of the twenty-seventh year of Jiaqing (1548 CE), in the style of Li Gonglin 李公麟 (1049 - 1106 CE). Colophon by Wen Cheng-ming (citing a passage from a Buddhist sutra). A separated colophon in the end records the combination of Qiu Ying's painting and Wen's colophon, by Wang Ts'ung. An inscription in seal script in great size is at the beginning of the scroll. The painting also has colophons by Chen Hung-shou and Chang Pu-an along with a number of seals. 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. : Page/Fig./Plate: 57View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The Univesity Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 198 no.70View Objects cited in this Publication

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