Zhang Daqian (1899-1983). 
Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), New York. 
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler, New York. 
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- Previous Owner(s)
Zhang Daqian China, 1899-1983
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987
Hongren, the artist of these album leaves, was described by his contemporaries as the epitome of "pure elusiveness" and "lofty transcendence." He initially modeled his art on paintings of the Yuan dynasty (1279-1368), but ultimately became famous as an "individualist," noted for a uniquely angular, spare, yet lively style of painting.
The theme of reclusion in Stone Grotto and Thatched Hut resonated with painters of Hongren's generation, who lived to see the rulers of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) surrender to Manchu conquerors, who founded the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). The image of a stone grotto as a retreat from worldly politics was significant for Hongren who remained loyal at heart to the former Ming rulers.
- Published References
- Victoria Contag C.C. Wang. Seals of Chinese Painters and Collectors of the Ming and Ch'ing Periods., Revised Edition with Supplement. Hong Kong. p. 85.
- Marilyn Fu Fu Shen. Studies in Connoisseurship: Chinese Paintings from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections in New York, Princeton, and Washington, D.C., Third Edition. Princeton, 1973. pp. 140-151.
- et al. Asian Art in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: The Inaugural Gift. Washington, 1987. cat. 197, p. 296.
- Collection Area(s)
- Chinese Art
- Web Resources
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
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