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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
    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. and Mrs. Frederick Baekeland
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    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
    IMAGE overall, 66.188.2_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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    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.
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