Joys of Fishing among Streams and Mountains

Maker(s)
Artist: Formerly attributed to Li Tang 李唐 (ca. 1050s-after 1130) School of Yuan Jiang (ca. 1694-1743)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, mid 18th century
Medium
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W (image): 61.5 x 75.4 cm (24 3/16 x 29 11/16 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Gift of Ruth Meyer Epstein
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1992.44
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
China, fishing, mountain, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Label

This landscape depicting the joy of fishing is stylistically related to that of Yuan Jiang (active 1693-1746) and Yuan Yao (active 1739-80), father and son. Picnic on the Riverbank attributed to Yuan Jiang is displayed in the case on the left wall. Inspired by their commercial success, the two Yuans opened a painting workshop. However, many of their students, who adopted the Yuans' techniques and styles, remain unknown today-likely among them this painting's artist. Further complicating attribution, the original inscription, signature, and seal of this painting may have been removed from the upper right corner and replaced with a new patch of silk.

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