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Title Page for the Album of Three Perfections

Wu Hufan

Asian Art

Wu Hufan used seal script calligraphy to compose this title page. The title is accompanied by a brief biography describing Jiang Shijie’s filial piety and humble habits; Jiang is believed to have emulated not just Ni Zan’s painting style but also the austere lifestyle of the Yuan master.
MEDIUM Ink on folded double page
  • Place Made: China
  • DATES 20th century
    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 66.188.4
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Baekeland
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    CAPTION Wu Hufan (Chinese, 1894-1970). Title Page for the Album of Three Perfections, 20th 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, 66.188.4. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 66.188.4_PS2.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 66.188.4_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 3/11/14: Frontispiece by Wu Hufan for set of album leaves by Jiang Zijie. Information taken from Joseph Chang 2014 Paintings survey. Seal script calligraphy originally translated as Album of the Three Transcendences. Inscription by Wu Hu-fan (1894-1970) includes title and brief biography of Ch'ian Shih-ch'ieh's life. See translation in Chinese painting notebooks.
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    Wu Hufan (Chinese, 1894-1970). <em>Title Page for the Album of Three Perfections</em>, 20th 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, 66.188.4. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 66.188.4_PS2.jpg)