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Spray of Bamboo


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Chinese (1362 - 1416)
Spray of Bamboo, late 14th-early 15th century
Painting
, Album Leaf
Chinese
,
14th-15th century
Ming dynasty, 1368-1644
Creation Place: China
Section of a handscroll mounted as an album leaf; ink on paper with signature reading "Mengduan"
H. 30.8 x W. 54.9 cm (12 1/8 x 21 5/8 in.)
A 10-048 (Suzuki Kei)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Edward B. Bruce Collection of Chinese Paintings; Gift of Galen L. Stone
, 1923.155.A
Marks
signed: artist's signature; imperial seals; collectors' seals
seal: Seals of the Qianlong Emperor at top; seal of Qing Imperial Collection at right. Seals of Ming collector Hsiang Yuan-pien (1525-1590). One seal reads "Rong Jun Wang".
Bibliography
Suzuki Kei, Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku, Amerika Kanada hen (Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Paintings, Volume 1: American and Canadian Collections), University of Tokyo Press (Tokyo, Japan, 1982), p. 59, no. A 10-048

Exhibition History
Chinese Painting and Decorative Arts from the Permanent Collection, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/17/1991 - 01/26/1992
Cultivating Virtue: Botanical Motifs and Symbols in East Asian Art, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/12/2012 - 06/01/2013