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Object Title:
Birds and Prunus Tree
Object Number:
C95
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Chinese
Provenience:
China
Maker:
Lu Ji
Period:
Qing Dynasty
Ming Dynasty
Date Made:
19th Century
Early Date:
1368
Late Date:
1644
Section:
Asian
Materials:
Silk
Technique:
Painted
Iconography:
Birds
Prune Tree
Description:
Birds and Prunus Tree. Signature of Lü Ji, 呂紀 (Lu Chi), active during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD) however it is probably a 19th century copy. Color painting on silk. Lu Ji was an imperial artist of the Ming Dynasty. He had particular skill in painting birds and flowers. Flourished 1488-1506 A.D. Poor quality.
Height:
140cm
Width:
79cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from C. T. Loo
Other Number:
GETZ 40   -   Other Number

Bibliography:

[Book] Getz, John. 1916. Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 190 no.40
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[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 44,45
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[Book] P'ang, Lai Ch'en. 1915. Biographies of Famous Chinese Paintings: From the Private Collections of Mr. L. C. Pang, Chekiang, China, 1915. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pg. 117
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