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Album of Miscellaneous Subjects, Colophon

Album of Miscellaneous Subjects, Colophon


early 1650s

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Fan Qi 樊圻

(Chinese, 1616-aft 1694)

Album leaf, ink and color on silk

Image: 12.6 x 17.3 cm (4 15/16 x 6 13/16 in.); Overall: 21 x 22 cm (8 1/4 x 8 11/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1975.22.11



The Japanese artist Tomioka Tessai (1836-1924) adds a colophon on the last page, commenting on the rarity of Fan Qi's paintings among those of the Eight Masters of Nanjing. They were modeled after Tang and Song masters and captured the rhythms of life. "Whenever I open this album, my mind is pleased," he writes.

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