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Identification and Creation
Object Number
Liu Dan (Nanjing, People's Republic of China born 1953)
Ink Landscape
Work Type
hanging scroll, painting
Creation Place: North America, United States, Hawaii, Honolulu
Physical Descriptions
Hanging scroll; ink on paper; with artist's square red intaglio seal reading "Liu Dan Zhi Yin"
painting proper: H. 236.7 x W. 121.9 cm (93 3/16 x 48 in.)
mounting, including cord and roller ends: H. 373.4 x W. 150.5 cm (147 x 59 1/4 in.)
silk mounting only: H. 363.2 x W. 141 cm (143 x 55 1/2 in.)
Liu Dan, artist, (1991-2005), sold; [through Kaikodo, New York, 1995]; to Harvard Art Museum.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Alexandra Munroe and Robert Rosenkranz (Law School Class of 1965) in honor of Henry Whitney Munroe (Class of 1943)
Accession Year
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art
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Publication History

Alexandra Munroe, Liu Dan: Alternative Visions, exh. cat., Takashimaya Co. Ltd (New York and Tokyo, 1993)

Harvard University Art Museums, Harvard University Art Museums Annual Report 2004-2005 (Cambridge, MA, 2005), p. 11

Selected Objects of Scholarly Admiration/Liu Dan, auct. cat., Jeff Hsu Art Gallery (Taipei, 2005), n.p., essay illustration

Robert D. Mowry, The New Chinese Landscape: Recent Acquisitions, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, Mass., 2006), pp. 6-7, 10, 12, fig. 5

Catherine Delacour, Rochers de lettrés, itineraries de l’art en Chine, exh. cat., Musée Guimet (Paris, France, 2012), p. 144, cat. no. 96; p. 52, fig. 20 (detail)

Liu Yang and Stephen Little, Ink Unbound: Paintings by Liu Dan, exh. cat., Minneapolis Institute of Arts (Minneapolis, 2016), pp. 12, 25, 56-57, cat. no. 2

Exhibition History

The New Chinese Landscape: Recent Acquisitions, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 08/12/2006 - 11/12/2006

Re-View: S228-230 (Asian rotation: 5) Brush and Ink Reconsidered: Contemporary Chinese Landscapes, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 11/23/2010 - 05/14/2011

The roads of Art in China and scholar’s rocks, Musée Guimet, Paris, 03/28/2012 - 06/25/2012

Ink Unbound: Paintings by Liu Dan, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, 09/17/2016 - 01/30/2017

Subjects and Contexts

Collection Highlights

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