Bamboo in the Wind, after Su Shi

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Maker(s)
Artist: Wu Zhen 吳鎮 (1280-1354)
Historical period(s)
Yuan dynasty, 1350
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 109 x 32.6 cm (42 15/16 x 12 13/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1953.85
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
bamboo, China, WWII-era provenance, Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Previous Owner(s)

Tonying and Company

Label

Three columns of calligraphy in cursive script complement a single spray of bamboo bending in the wind. The arc of the bamboo is emphasized by the repetitive, bladelike strokes used to render the leaves.

Wu Zhen, one of the Four Great Masters of the Yuan Dynasty, is particularly renowned for his ink paintings of bamboo. In his inscription, Wu Zhen states that he painted this work after seeing a stone engraving of a similar painting by the Song dynasty artist and poet Su Shi(1037-1101).

To learn more about this and similar objects, visit http://www.asia.si.edu/SongYuan/default.asp Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Song and Yuan Dynasty Painting and Calligraphy
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

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