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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Kuncan 髡殘, Chinese (1612 - ca. 1671)
Work Type
hanging scroll, painting
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
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Physical Descriptions
Hanging scroll; ink and light colors on paper; with signature reading "Can Daozhe" and with four seals of the artist.
painting proper: 106.6 × 16.8 cm (41 15/16 × 6 5/8 in.)
mounting, silk only: 186.7 × 42.2 cm (73 1/2 × 16 5/8 in.)
mounting, including cord and roller: 191.1 × 45.1 cm (75 1/4 × 17 3/4 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • Signed: Can Daozhe
  • inscription: Seals read by Ling Lizhong, painting specialist from the Shanghai Museum: Upper Left:
    1) "Bai Tu" -- artist's seal
    2) "Shi Xi" -- artist's seal

    Lower Left:
    1) "Dian Zhu Daoren" -- artist's seal
    2) "Cai Xiangjian shuhua ji" -- collector's seal
    3) "Yuan Zan zhen shang" -- collector's seal
    4) "Yuan [ceng?] xin shang" -- collector's seal
    5) "Li Shangming yin" -- collector's seal
    6) "Lan [?]"
State, Edition, Standard Reference Number
Standard Reference Number
A 10-017 (Suzuki Kei)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Earl Morse in honor of Dr. Max Loehr
Accession Year
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art
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Publication History

Suzuki Kei, Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku, Amerika Kanada hen (Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Paintings, Volume 1: American and Canadian Collections), University of Tokyo Press (Tokyo, Japan, 1982), pp. I-55 and I-432, no. A 10-017

Exhibition History

Chinese Painting and Decorative Arts from the Permanent Collection, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/17/1991 - 01/26/1992

Masterworks of East Asian Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/03/1995 - 06/09/1996

A Compelling Legacy: Masterworks of East Asian Painting, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/24/2004 - 03/20/2005

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