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The Second Coming of the Fifth Patriarch

The Second Coming of the Fifth Patriarch

c. mid-1300s
(Chinese, c. 1285-c. 1355)
Image: 32.7 x 44.6 cm (12 7/8 x 17 9/16 in.); Overall: 245 x 62 cm (96 7/16 x 24 7/16 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

This painting is just a section of a handscroll that has been remounted as a hanging scroll.

Description

A small boy, accompanied by his mother, is closing his hands in greeting to an old monk who has a young attendant standing behind him. Scholars believe the scene is a meeting between the fourth patriarch of Chan Buddhism, Daoxin 道信, and the little boy, who was the reincarnation of an old monk named Zaisong daozhe 栽松道者 (Pine Planter). They had encountered before, during which Daoxin advised the Pine Planter to endure a reincarnation as he was too old to reach enlightenment. This painting is done by Yintuoluo, an artist renowned for his simple and unadorned style.
  • ?–1938
    Masuda Takashi 益田孝 [1848–1938], Tokyo, Japan, by bequest to his son Masuda Taro
    Masuda Taro 益田太郎 [1875–1953], Tokyo, Japan
    ?–1967
    (Setsu Gatodo Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    1967–
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Inoue, Shōzō. Daibi: Ōsaka Bijutsu Kurabu 50-shūnen, Ōsaka Shōsei Kumiai 70-shūnen kinen [大美 : 大阪美術俱楽部五十周年, 大阪商盛組合七十周年記念 = Special exhibition in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Osaka Art Club and the 75th anniversary of the Osaka Art Dealers Association]. Ōsaka: Ōsaka Bijutsu Kurabu, 1960. cat. no. 6
    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. 208
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1969. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1969. Reproduced: p. 261 archive.org
    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. 18.
    The Cleveland Museum of Art. Handbook of the Cleveland Museum of Art/1978. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1978. Reproduced: p. 345 archive.org
    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. 98, p. 123
    Chou, Ju-hsi and Anita Chung. Silent poetry: Chinese paintings from the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, 2015. Reproduced: pp. 139-141
    Giuffrida, Noelle. Separating Sheep from Goats: Sherman E. Lee and Chinese Art Collecting in Postwar America. Oakland, California: University of California Press, 2018. Reproduced: p. 146, fig. 81
  • Asian Autumn: Masterpieces from the Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (September 17, 1991-January 5, 1992).
    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).
    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).
    Year in Review: 1968. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (January 29-March 9, 1969).
    Daibi: 50th anniversary of Osaka Art and Music Club, 70th anniversary of the Osaka Shosei Association. Osaka Art Club, Osaka, Japan (1960).
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