Fallen Flowers, Inquisitive Fish

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

Hanging scroll

China, fish, poems, pomegranate, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), WWII-era provenance
Provenance research underway.

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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