Searching for Truth or Landscape with Philosophers
Chinese painting titled: "Searching for Truth or Landscape with Philosophers" attributed to Zhou Chen. Two scholars play weiqi under trees while a third approaches with a servant boy carrying a qin on his back. The open setting is framed here in both lower corners by rocks. Thus the viewers are unconsciously led to concentrate on the figures and their engagements. Rocks stylized but the trees are interestingly arranged and depicted.
Purchased from M. Knoedler & Company, 1916
Current & Past Exhibitions:
New Directions in Yuan Painting (02 Dec 2006 - 04 Dec 2006)
[Article] Cahill, James. 2001. "Five Rediscovered Ming and Qing Paintings in the University of Pennsylvania". Orientations. 32 (2): 62-68. : Page/Fig./Plate: 62-68
[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 36
[Book] Getz, John. 1916. Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 197 no.60
[Catalogue] M. Knoedler & Co. 1914. Catalogue of early Chinese paintings of the T'ang, Sung and Yuan dynasties A.D. 600-1400.
: Page/Fig./Plate: No. 14
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