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Man with Staff by a Stream

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


Qing dynasty (1644–1911)


Hua Yan
Chinese, 1682-c. 1765

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Arts of Asia


Hua Yan


Man with Staff by a Stream


China (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1746


Hanging scroll; ink and light color on paper


Artist’s inscription: Light mist swept clear morning mountain, Cold and chilly, half of the autumn already passed. I am in the west of the Jian [Hangzhou?], herd about the turmoil in the north. Amidst the sound of stream, there is bird’s lonely song. In the winter, twelfth month of the bingyin year (1746), Xinluoshanven painted and wrote at Tietaoguan. (Eun-wha Park, 1989) seals Youxin ruwei; relief, square. Hua Yan; intaglio, square. Qiuyue; intaglio, square. (Eun-wha Park, 1989) -- Two seals by the artist. Right bottom-one seal by the artist. Left bottom one seal by a famous collector of the 19th century. Ho Yen. One seal by Chai Le Tang.


149.9 × 54.7 cm (59 × 21 1/2 in.)

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Gift of the Joseph and Helen Regenstein Foundation

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