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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1978.89
People
Fang Shishu, Chinese (1692 - 1751)
Title
Small Bridge Over a Flowing Stream
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Xiao qiao liu shui tu [Hsiao ch'iao liu shui t'u]
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
fan, painting
Date
dated to 1733
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/202288
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Folding fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and light color on mica-coated paper; with artist's inscription, signature, and seals
Dimensions
painting proper max.: H. 23.9 x W. 52.9 cm (9 7/16 x 20 13/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: Shishu
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Oriental Objects Fund
Accession Year
1978
Object Number
1978.89
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
At the right of the composition stand two tile-roofed buildings, probably a scholar's study. Several pine trees and a small hillock lead to the center of the composition, where a scholar sits in a riverside pavilion. A figure in an orange robe crosses the small bridge over the stream. Rolling hills in the near background, mountain silhouettes in blue ink wash in the distant background, and pine trees at the left complete the composition.
Publication History

Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), no. 34, p. 37

Exhibition History

Streams and Mountains without End: Landscape Paintings from China, Korea, and Japan, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/25/2000 - 08/26/2001

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