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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2009.106
People
Michael Cherney (also known as Qiu Mai 秋麥), American (born 1969)
Title
West Peak
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
photograph
Date
2009
Places
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/333467
Physical Descriptions
Medium
One of a set of five photographic hanging scrolls; Epson UltraChrome K3 printer ink on mica-flecked "Xuan" paper; ed. 3/9; with a square, red, intaglio seal reading "Qiu"
Dimensions
photograph: 90.2 x 35.5 cm (35 1/2 x 14 in.)
mounting: 215 x 55.7 cm (84 5/8 x 21 15/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • seal: Impressed on the outside of each scroll and on the bottom of each wooden storage box is a "symbolic seal" indicating the title of each scroll--i.e., North, East, South, West, or Central. Impressed on the bottom of each storage box-i.e., on the underside-is a square, red, relief seal reading "Qiu Mai Xie Zhen". Michael Cherney himself carved the seal impressed on each photograph as well as the seal impressed on the top and bottom of each storage box. The seals are carved in Shoushan soapstone.
Provenance
Photographed in April 2008; printed in 2009; delivered to Harvard in October 2009.
Property of the artist, Michael Cherney (aka Qiu Mai), Beijing, China (2009)
Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard Art Museum, purchased directly from the artist (2009)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. Henry James, by exchange
Copyright
© Michael S. Cherney
Accession Year
2009
Object Number
2009.106
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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