Poetic Thoughts in a Forest Pavilion

A work made of hanging scroll; ink on paper.
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  • A work made of hanging scroll; ink on paper.

Date:

Early Ming dynasty (1368–1644), c. 1371

Artist:

Ni Zan
Chinese, 1301-74

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Artist

Ni Zan

Title

Poetic Thoughts in a Forest Pavilion

Origin

China

Date

1366–1376

Medium

Hanging scroll; ink on paper

Inscriptions

Inscription by the painter at the upper right. Inscribed: In a forest pavilion, bamboo adn trees give thickly overlapping shade, Seeking friends crying "ying," I too am fond of music. Reciting to strings, gathered scholars are from time to time arranged nad seated, In his district, Master Fu had only to play the qin. On the twenty-fourth day fo the seventh month, I sketched [this] painting of "Poetic Thoughts in a Forest Pavilion," and wrote the poem in order to leave it behind for the multi-talented Youxin [possibly Tang Pan]. Zan.

Dimensions

124 × 50.5 cm

Credit Line

Kate S. Buckingham Endowment; restricted gift of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation

Reference Number

1996.432

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