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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1985.901
People
Gong Xian, Chinese (1619 - 1689)
Title
Landscape
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
handscroll, painting
Date
mid 17th century
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Period
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/209698
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Handscroll; ink on paper; with seals of the artist reading "Gong Xian yin" and "Banqian"
Dimensions
26.9 cm (10 9/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • seal: Artist's seals:
    1) "Gong Xian yin"
    2) "Banqian"

    Collector's seals:
    1) "Rentao qi yuan" -- seal of Hong Kong collector Chen Rentao (oval, relief seal)
    2) "Jin gui shi" (rectangular, relief seal)
Provenance
Philip Hofer (1898-1984), Cambridge, MA, purchased in Hong Kong, March 1966; bequest to Harvard Art Museums
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of the Hofer Collection of the Arts of Asia
Accession Year
1985
Object Number
1985.901
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

Claudia Brown, Great Qing: Painting in China, 1644-1911, University of Washington Press (Seattle and London, 2014), pp. 7-8, fig. 1.4

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

Rocks, Mountains, Landscapes and Gardens: The Essence of East Asian Painting ('04), Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 01/31/2004 - 08/01/2004

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

China in Twelve Artworks, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 01/23/2016 - 05/08/2016

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