A Donkey for Mr. Zhu

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Maker(s)
Artist: Qiu Ying 仇英 (ca. 1494-1552)
Calligrapher: Xu Zhenqing (1479-1511)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, calligraphy 1500; painting ca. 1550
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 26.5 x 70.1 cm (10 7/16 x 27 5/8 in)
Geography
China, Jiangsu province
Credit Line
Gift of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number
S1987.213
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Handscroll

Keywords
China, donkey, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), scholar, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

To ?
Frank Caro (1904-1980), New York. [1]

To 1987
Arthur M. Sackler (1913-1987), New York. [2]

From 1987
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, gift of Arthur M. Sackler, New York. [3]

Notes:

[1] See object file.

[2] See note 1.

[3] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Frank Caro 1904-1980
Dr. Arthur M. Sackler 1913-1987

Inscription(s)

Inscriptions: After a prose essay in twenty one lines, in regular script.

Marking(s)

Artists Seals: Shi fu (relief, square).
Collectors Seals: 14 collectors and appreciators script.
Collector Seals: Zhang Da Qian, Zhang Yuan si-yin (intaglio, square) and Da qian fu zhang Da ji (intaglio, square).

Label

The poor but noted poet and book lover Zhu Cunli is depicted accepting the gift of a donkey purchased with funds collected on his behalf by scholar-friends. This story is told in the calligraphy section of the handscroll.

Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum