Fallen Flowers, Inquisitive Fish

Maker(s)
Artist: Ma Yuanyu (1669-1722)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, early 18th century
Medium
Ink and color on silk
Dimensions
H x W: 240.8 x 78.8 cm (94 13/16 x 31 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Purchase — funds provided by the Friends of Asian Arts
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1993.2
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Painting
Type

Hanging scroll

Keywords
China, fish, poems, pomegranate, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

Ma Yuanyu was born in Changshu, Jiangsu Province, where he learned painting from his father and continued the family tradition. He also studied under one of the leading painters of his time, Yun Shouping (1633-1690), who strongly influenced the development of his style. Another contemporary master, Wang Hui (1632-1720), whose work is also represented in the Sackler's collection, praised Ma's paintings for being lively and unconventional. Ma is also well known for his calligraphy.

Published References
  • Wang Nanping. Select Chinese Painting and Calligraphy (15th-18th Century). .
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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