Album of Calligraphy and Paintings

Album of Calligraphy and Paintings

18th Century

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Bian Shoumin

(Chinese, 1684-1752)

Album leaf; ink and color on paper

Overall: 18.5 x 27.5 cm (7 5/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Roger Y. K. Hsu, Dr. Daphne T. Hsu, and Dr. Jeffrey T. Hsu in memory of Robert P. Bergman 1999.260.k

Description

The artist Bian Shoumin is known for his depiction of wild geese, water margins, and reeds. The migrant birds in autumn and winter evoked, in the minds of the Chinese intelligentsia, a time of parting and sorrow.

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