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Mt. Taibo in the Style of Wang Meng

Mt. Taibo in the Style of Wang Meng

1442

Du Qiong 杜瓊

(Chinese, 1396–1474)

China, Ming dynasty

(1368–1644)

Handscroll, ink and light color on paper

Overall: 29.8 x 591.8 cm (11 3/4 x 233 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1968.195

Location

Description

When a Chinese painter "imitated" a painting by a past master, the intention was never to produce an exact copy. Du Qiong, the Ming painter from Suzhou, is a case in point. The painting style of this handscroll is actually closer to that of Huang Gongwang (1269–1354) than to the style of Wang Meng (about 1301–1385). Both masters were active during the previous dynasty and are among the so-called Four Great Masters of the Yuan dynasty (1279–1368). In this painting, the interplay of styles, including Du Qiong's own, contribute to an inner dimension that is more than visual. Mt. Taibo is located in the province of Zhejiang and is known for its scenic beauty. In this scroll, however, it is not depicted literally. The image is an ideal representation of mountains in southeastern China.

See also
Collection: 
ASIAN - Handscroll
Department: 
Chinese Art
Type of artwork: 
Painting

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