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A horizontal painted depiction of an irregularly-shaped form on an off-white rectangular scroll in black and white gradation.

A horizontal painted depiction of an irregularly-shaped form on an off-white rectangular scroll in black and white gradation. The form has two dense forms on each end that are attached to a thinner formin the center. The two forms reach towards each other above the connecting point as well. The form has many detailed lines with varying density to show texture and detail.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
2003.83
People
Liu Dan 劉丹 (Nanjing, People's Republic of China born 1953)
Title
Scholar's Rock
Classification
Paintings
Work Type
wall scroll, painting
Date
1993
Places
Creation Place: North America, United States, New York State, New York City
Culture
Chinese
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/78047

Location

Location
Level 2, Room 2600, East Asian Art, East Asian Painting and Decorative Arts
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Physical Descriptions

Medium
Framed horizontal wall scroll; ink on paper; with two seals of the artist, the upper one reading "Liu Dan Yin", the lower one reading "Hu Ran Ke"
Dimensions
painting proper: 96.2 x 182.3 cm (37 7/8 x 71 3/4 in.)
frame: 122.9 x 209.2 cm (48 3/8 x 82 3/8 in.)

Provenance

Recorded Ownership History
The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York
Ex-coll. Michael Dunn, Tokyo, Japan

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Alan J. and Suzanne W. Dworsky and through the Ernest B. and Helen Pratt Dane Fund for Asian Art
Copyright
© 1993 Liu Dan
Accession Year
2003
Object Number
2003.83
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

  • Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 2003-2004 (Cambridge, MA, 2005), p. 22
  • Jerome Silbergeld, Outside In: Chinese x American x Contemporary Art, Princeton University Art Museum (Princeton, New Jersey, 2009), p. 241, fig. 3

Exhibition History

  • 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
  • Forging the New: East Asian Painting in the Twentieth Century, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/03/2005 - 10/16/2005
  • Downtime, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 04/28/2007 - 04/20/2008
  • 32Q: 2600 East Asian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 12/07/2017 - 06/01/2018; Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/08/2024 - 12/01/2024

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