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Landscape and Poems from an Album the Three Perfections

Jiang Shijie

Asian Art

The three poems accompanying this simple scene express Jiang Shijie’s mourning for the Ming dynasty (defeated by the Manchus in 1644), his parting from a friend, and a return home at sunset after a leisurely drinking party. The verses infuse the image of a weeping willow and empty pavilion with a nostalgia that ranges in intensity from deep regret to light-hearted memories of a good time just past.
MEDIUM Ink on paper
  • 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 66.188.3
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Baekeland
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    CAPTION Jiang Shijie (Chinese, 1647-1709). Landscape and Poems from an Album the Three Perfections, late 17th century. Ink on paper, 11 x 17 1/2 in. (27.9 x 44.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Baekeland, 66.188.3
    IMAGE overall, 66.188.3_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Willow trees on a riverbank; text on facing page contains three poems.
    RECORD COMPLETENESS Best (86%)
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