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Landscape and Calligraphy from the Album of Three Perfections

Jiang Shijie

Asian Art

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.
MEDIUM Ink on folded double page
  • Place Made: China
  • DATES late 17th century
    DYNASTY Qing Dynasty
    PERIOD Qing Dynasty
    DIMENSIONS 11 x 17 1/2 in. (27.9 x 44.5 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Baekeland
    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.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    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. and Mrs. Frederick Baekeland, 66.188.2 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 66.188.2_PS2.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 66.188.2_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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