Hanging scroll; ink on silk
Painting only: 95.3 x 55.9 cm (37 1/2 x 22 in.); Overall: 189.1 x 70.5 cm (74 7/16 x 27 3/4 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1999.169
This work is modern imitation of the famous 17th-century literati painter Yi Jeong known for his bamboo painting in ink. Yi's original work is the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/50486).
As one of the four symbols called "Four Gentlemen ( 四君子),” along plum blossoms, chrysanthemum, and orchids, bamboos represent strength, both physical and mental.
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