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Nine Dragon Pool

Nine Dragon Pool

1690s
(Chinese, 1623–1697)
Image: 92 x 43.5 cm (36 1/4 x 17 1/8 in.); Overall: 200.7 x 71.1 cm (79 x 28 in.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

Huangshan 黃山 is a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its spectacular rocky peaks, sea of clouds, oddly shaped pine trees, and hot springs.

Description

In the second half of the 1600s, Huangshan 黃山 (Mt. Huang or Yellow Mountain) attracted many visitors and inspired artists like Mei Qing. He probably sketched the Nine Dragon Pool on his second trip to the mountain range in 1690, at the advanced age of 68 sui. This dramatic waterfall has nine curves, each forming an emerald green pool. After heavy rain, the rushing water looks like nine white dragons.
  • Dai Xi 戴煕 [1801–1860]
    Sakuraki Shun’ichi 櫻木俊一 [early 1900s]
    ?-1979
    (Yabumoto Shogoro 藪本莊五郎 [1900s], Amagasaki, Hyogo, Japan, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    1979-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
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  • {{cite web|title=Nine Dragon Pool|url=false|author=Mei Qing|year=1690s|access-date=01 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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