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Ten Bamboo Studio Collection of Calligraphy and Painting: Miscellaneous

Ten Bamboo Studio Collection of Calligraphy and Painting: Miscellaneous

1633
printed by
(Chinese, c. 1584–1674)
Open and extended: 23.7 x 27.9 cm (9 5/16 x 11 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

Color printing reached a level of perfection in the early 1600s, as seen in this Ten Bamboo Studio Collection of Calligraphy and Painting and the Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting (printed 1679 and 1701). The painterly quality, precision in registering (aligning) the woodblocks, and harmonious colors made them the most successful color print editions in Chinese history. Both editions were printed and compiled in Nanjing, spread nationwide, and had a great impact on the arts in Japan and Korea.
  • ?-1984
    (Donald J. Wineman, New York, NY, ?-1984, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    1984-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH, 1984-present
  • CMA 1985: "Year in Review 1984," Bull., 72 (April 1985), p. 207, no. 177
    Sören Edgren, Tsuen-hsuin Tsien, Wang Fang-yu, and Wan-go H. C. Weng, Chinese Rare Books in American Collections (exh. cat., China House Gallery, New York, October 20., 1984-January 27, 1985), cat. 35
    "Wooblock Illustration in Imperial China," Allen Memorial Art Museum, March 7-April 30, 1989
  • {{cite web|title=Ten Bamboo Studio Collection of Calligraphy and Painting: Miscellaneous|url=false|author=Hu Zhengyan|year=1633|access-date=27 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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