Joys of Fishing among Streams and Mountains

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
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
H x W (image): 61.5 x 75.4 cm (24 3/16 x 29 11/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Ruth Meyer Epstein
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Hanging scroll

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

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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