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The Woodcutter of Luofu

The Woodcutter of Luofu

1366
(Chinese, c. 1331–1371)
Painting: 107.2 x 53.6 cm (42 3/16 x 21 1/8 in.); Overall with knobs: 253.5 x 88.7 cm (99 13/16 x 34 15/16 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

This landscape illustrates the traditionalism of Chinese painting: while the brush manner is novel, the composition is based on early Song dynasty (960-1127) models. The soft raveling brushstrokes and lumpy rock shapes are characteristic of the new 14th-century stylistic expression.
  • Wang Shimin 王時敏 [1592–1680]
    Gong Xianglin 龔翔麟 [1658–1733]
    Lu Xinyuan 陸心源 [1834–1894] and son, Lu Shusheng 陸樹聲 [active about 1860–about 1910]
    Zhang Heng 張珩 [1915–1963]
    Tan Jing 譚敬 [1911–1991]
    C. T. Loo & Co., New York, NY
    (Frank Caro [1904–1980], sold to Mr. and Mrs. A. Dean Perry)
    ?–1964
    Mr. A. [Albert] Dean Perry [1910?–1987] and Mrs. A. Dean [Helen Wade Greene] Perry [1911–1996], Cleveland, OH, given to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    1964–
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Gu, Fu 顧復. Ping sheng zhuang guan 平生壯觀. Shanghai: Shanghai ren min mei shu chu ban she, 1962. ch. 9, pp. 116, 117
    Lu, Xinyuan 陸心源. Rang li guan guo yan lu 穰梨館過眼錄. Wuxing: Lu shi, 1891. ch. 4, pp. 7- 8
    Ferguson, John C 福開森. Li dai zhu lu hua mu 歷代著錄畵目. Nanjing: Chin-ling University, Zhong guo wen hua yan jiu suo 金陵大學中國文化硏究所, 1934. III. p. 296
    Zheng, Zhenduo 鄭振鐸. Tang Song yi lai ming hua ji: Yun hui zhai cang 唐宋以来名畫集: 韞輝齋藏. Shanghai: Shanghai chu ban gong si, 1947. Reproduced: pl. 51
    Lee, Sherman E. Chinese Landscape Painting. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1954. cat. no. 35
    Sirén, Osvald. Chinese Painting: Leading Masters and Principles. New York: Ronald Press, 1956. Mentioned and Reproduced: IV, 93; VI, pl. 112, Lists, 165
    Caro, Frank and Hsien-Chi Tseng. Loan Exhibition of Chinese Paintings. Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum of Archaeology, 1956. cat. no. 8
    Goepper, Roger. 1000 Jahre chinesische Malerei. München: Haus der Kunst, 1959. cat. no. 40a
    Lee, Sherman E. Chinese Landscape Painting. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1962. Reproduced: p. 140, no. 38
    Lee, Sherman E., and Wai-kam Ho. Chinese Art Under the Mongols: The Yüan Dynasty, 1279-1368. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art; [distributed by the Press of Case Western Reserve University], 1968. cat. no. 265
    Lee, Sherman Emery, and James Robinson. The Colors of Ink: Chinese Paintings and Related Ceramics from the Cleveland Museum of Art. New York: Asia Society; distributed by New York Graphic Society, 1974. cat. no. 19
    Cahill, James. Hills Beyond a River: Chinese Painting of the Yüan Dynasty, 1279-1368. New York: Weatherhill, 1976. p. 130, pl. 60
    Ishikawa, Jun 石川淳, Yoshitaka Iriya 入矢義高, Yūjirō Nakata 中田勇次郎, and Hironobu Kohara 古原宏伸. Kō Kōbō, Gei San, Ō Mō, Go Chin [黄公望, 倪瓚, 王蒙, 呉鎮]. Tōkyō: Chūō Kōronsha, 1979 p. 178, pl. 85
    Ho, Wai-kam, Sherman E. Lee, Laurence Sickman, and Marc F. Wilson. Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting: The Collections of the Nelson Gallery-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, in cooperation with Indiana University Press, 1980. Reproduced: cat. no. 113, p. 139
    Williams, Marjorie. Chinese Painting--an Escape from the "Dusty" World. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1981. Reproduced: fig. 21, p. 34.
    Wilson, J. Keith. "The Fine Art of Drinking: The Chinese Silversmith Zhu Bishan and His Sculptural Cups." The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art 81, no. 10 (1994): 380-401. Reproduced: p. 392; Mentioned: p. 392, 400 www.jstor.org
    Sugimura, Tō 杉村棟. Isurāmu イスラーム. Tōkyō: Shōgakukan, 1999. Reproduced: p. 149, no. 58
    Delacour, Catherine. La Voie du Tao: un Autre Chemin de L'être : Galeries Nationales, Grand Palais, 29 Mars-5 Juillet 2010. Paris: Reunion des Musees Nationaux, 2010. Reproduced: pp. 252-253, cat. 60.2
    Delacour, Catherine. La voie du tao: un autre chemin de l'être: Galeries nationales, Grand palais, 29 mars-5 juillet 2010. Paris: Réunion des musées nationaux: Musée Guimet, 2010. Reproduced: cat. no. 60.2, p. 252
    Chou, Ju-hsi and Anita Chung. Silent Poetry: Chinese Paintings from the Collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2015. Reproduced: pp. 201-203
  • The Colors of Ink. Asia House Galleries (January 10-March 3, 1974); The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (April 9-May 12, 1974).
    Chinese Paintings: Themes and Techniques. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (February 7-April 5, 1981).
    Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (November 7, 1980-January 4, 1981); The Cleveland Museum of Art (February 11-March 29, 1981); Tokyo National Museum (October 4-November 17, 1982).
    La voie du Tao, un autre chemin de l'Etre. Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, 75008 Paris, France (March 29-July 5, 2010).
    Chinese Landscape Painting. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 5-December 26, 1954).
    Loan exhibition of Chinese paintings. Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (May-June 1956).
    1000 Jahre Chinesische Malerei. Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany (October 16-December 13, 1959).
    Chinese Art Under the Mongols: The Yüan Dynasty, 1279-1368. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (October 1-November 24, 1968).
    The Fragrance of Ink: Chinese and Japanese Paintings from the Collection of Mrs. A. Dean Perry. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (April 19-August 3, 1997).
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