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    Landscape and Calligraphy from the Album of Three Perfections

    In the inscription that fills the top of this album leaf, Jiang Shijie describes a painting by Huang Gongwang (1269–1354) that he had seen forty years before, citing it as the inspiration for his landscape. Jiang is commonly thought to be a follower of Ni Zan (1301–1374); his reference to Huang Gongwang, another leading master of the literati painting tradition, reminds us that Qing dynasty artists drew on a variety of past styles.

    • Artist: Jiang Shijie, Chinese, 1647-1709
    • Medium: Ink on folded double page
    • Place Made: China
    • Dates: late 17th century
    • Dynasty: Qing dynasty
    • Dimensions: 11 x 17 1/2 in. (27.9 x 44.5 cm)  (show scale)
    • Collections:Asian Art
    • Museum Location: This item is not on view
    • Accession Number: 66.188.2
    • Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Mrs. Frederick Baekeland
    • Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
    • Caption: Jiang Shijie (Chinese, 1647-1709). Landscape and Calligraphy from the Album of Three Perfections, late 17th century. Ink on folded double page, 11 x 17 1/2 in. (27.9 x 44.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Mrs. Frederick Baekeland, 66.188.2
    • Image: overall, 66.188.2_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
    • Catalogue Description: Ink on folded double page, Home of a Scholar, showing mountainous landscape, taken from an Album of Three Transcendences, by Chian Shih-Chieh, in wood frame with silk mat.
    • Record Completeness: Best (86%)
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    Recent Comments
    08:58 05/24/2011
    the quiet is in the air
    the peace is in the heart
    let it embrace you:
    the solitude
    ah, come and let us here
    enjoy the pleasures
    of beauty and solitude and aesthetics
    for this is an apt place as any
    to enter the flow
    through one or all
    of the three perfections
    of the Middle Kingdom:
    poetry, calligraphy, painting

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