University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object TitleLandscape with Rainstorm
Object Number: C91
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Chinese
Provenience: China
Period: Ming Dynasty
Date Made: 16th Century
Early Date: 1500
Late Date: 1599
Section:Asian
Materials:Silk
Ink
Technique:Painted
Iconography:Landscape
Height: 181cm
Width: 83cm
Credit Line:Purchased from C. T. Loo, 1915
Other NumberGETZ 57/37 - Other Number

Description

Ink painting on silk. Title: Landscape with Rainstorm. Unknown artist, formerely attributed to Jiang Guandao, 江貫道 (Chiang Kaun-tao). The style is that of the Zen Buddhist school of Impressionistic landscape painting which was at its height in the 13th Century. In this landscape, the peeks among the clouds and the trees in the mist all contribute toward the haziness of a stormy scene. Rock stylized which betrays its late date. Trees are interestingly depicted but the brushes and moss are poorly done. Eight red owners' seals, most of which are of Mr. Pang Yuanji, collector.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[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: 31View Objects cited in this Publication
[Catalogue] Getz, John. 1916. The Univesity Museum Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 189 no.37View Objects cited in this Publication
[Book] P'ang, Lai Ch'en. 1915. Biographies of Famous Chinese Paintings: From the Private Collections of Mr. L. C. Pang, Chekiang, China, 1915. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 47View Objects cited in this Publication

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