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Chinese Bronzes of the Shang and Zhou Periods
Han Dynasty Bronzes
Early Chinese Ceramics
Sculpture from Tombs
Chinese Buddhist Sculpture
Tang and Liao Dynasty Metalwork
Ceramics of the Song and Jin Periods
Porcelains of the Yuan and Early Ming Periods
Imperial Chinese Ceramics of the 15th Century
Ceramics of the Late Ming Period
Qing Dynasty Porcelain
Landscape Painting in China
Jade and Lacquer in China
Landscapes in the Manner of Old Masters
Guan Si (active about 1590 - 1630)
China; possibly Ming period (1368-1644), 17th century
Album of ten leaves; Ink and light color on paper
Each, H. 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm); W. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm)
Gift of Robert H. Ellsworth in memory of John D. Rockefeller 3rd
The interest in the past as a compositional and philosophical prototype is illustrated in this album of ten leaves, each of which is painted in the style of an earlier master. Albums of this type were produced by many Chinese artists from the 17th century onward, and they were intended to both pay homage to earlier masters and display the proficiency of the painter. The variable quality of the painting in this album suggests that it may have been produced by more than one artist.
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