Yu Zhiding (Chinese, born 1647). <em>Portrait of Zhou Lianggong</em>, late 17th century. Album leaves of painting and calligraphy mounted as hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, 71 x 19 13/16in. (180.3 x 50.3cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the C. C. Wang Family Collection, 1997.185.7 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1997.185.7_bw.jpg)

Portrait of Zhou Lianggong

Artist:Yu Zhiding

Medium: Album leaves of painting and calligraphy mounted as hanging scroll, ink and color on paper

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Dates:late 17th century

Dimensions: 71 x 19 13/16in. (180.3 x 50.3cm) with rollers: 21 1/2 in. (54.6 cm) Image (Upper, Calligraphy): 12 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (31.8 x 34.3 cm) Image (Lower, Painting): 12 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (31.8 x 34.3 cm)

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Accession Number: 1997.185.7

Image: 1997.185.7_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Yu Zhiding was a Kangxi-era painter; perhaps working with a professional portrait painting. the square painting, formerly an album leaf, is mounted on a hanging scroll with a page of calligraphy by Zhou Lianggong's nephew, the calligraphy is in a good running-script style, signed and sealed. Calligraphy leaf: (upper) Colophon by Zhou Ming (fl. 17th c.; DHL, fn.541): II columns of archaic standard script. Inscription: I respectfully inscribed the painting of my respectful uncle Liweng [Zhou Lianggong] 'Playing the Qin,' your nephew Ming." Seals: "Lufeng" (round relief); "Chen Ming seyin" (square intaglio) Painting leaf: (lower) Undated Artist's inscription: "I painted this Fuqin tu ("playing the qin") for the eminent literatus Lilao [Zhou Lianggong]". Signed: Yu Zhiding from Guangling [Yangzhou] Artist's seal: "Shangji" (square, half relief and half intaglio) Collector's seal: "Zhichen sicang" (square relief), Zhu Zhichen (modern)

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