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Object Title:
The Tartar Horseman
Object Number:
C448
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Maker:
Chao Meng-fu
Period:
Ming Dynasty (uncertain)
Yuan Dynasty (uncertain)
Date Made:
1310 - 15th Century
Early Date:
1310
Late Date:
1499
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Ink
Silk
Gilt
Wood
Technique:
Painted
Woven
Iconography:
Tartar Horseman
Mongolian Horseman
Horse
Deer
Bird
Landscape
Description:
Painting in ink and muted color on silk. A fur clad leather booted Tartar horseman is depicted here on a small Mongolian pony returning from a winter hunt with a slain deer and a large bird slung over the saddle. Tartar are an ethnic group that is Turkic in origin, found in Mongolia and the surrounding areas. The unknown aritist painted in the style of the famous Yuan Dynasty artist, Zhao Mengfu. Although this Ming Dynasty version is signed with Zhao Mengfu's (1254-1322 CE) name, there is no evidence that this is copied from an original Zhao Mengfu painting. The painiting recalls the tastes of Mongol rulers, such as Khbilai Khan, during the thirteenth century. Painting is mounted on coarse silk and framed. In a gilt wooden frame. Painting is in Yuan style.
Credit Line:
Purchased from A. G. Worch
Other Number:
GETZ 45   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Chinese Rotunda (1968)
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Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 23,40,41
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[Book] Getz, John. 1916. Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 193 no.45
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