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Eagle on a Tree Trunk

古槎秋鷹圖

1755

Huang Shen 黃愼

(Chinese, 1687–after 1768)
Image: 124 x 45 cm (48 13/16 x 17 11/16 in.); Overall: 213.2 x 61.2 cm (83 15/16 x 24 1/8 in.)
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With its wings partially lifted and sharp beak open in expectation, the eagle seems intent on some unseen prey below.

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Huang Shen’s swift painting style is paralleled in his calligraphy. The vertical line in running script echoes the fluid form of the eagle on a tree trunk covered with a twisted vine. A native of Fujian province, Huang came to Yangzhou in 1724 to make his living as a painter. He needed years to develop a style that met the taste of his clients. He eventually became known as a figure painter and as one of the Eccentrics from Yangzhou, a group of local artists known for their unorthodox painting style.
Eagle on a Tree Trunk

Eagle on a Tree Trunk

1755

Huang Shen

(Chinese, 1687–after 1768)
China, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), Qianlong reign (1736–95)

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