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The Wangchuan Villa

A work made of handscroll; ink, color, and gold on silk.
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  • A work made of handscroll; ink, color, and gold on silk.

Date:

Ming or Qing dynasty, 17th–18th century

Artist:

Artist unknown

About this artwork

Wangchuan Villa was the retreat of the famous poet Wang Wei (699–759); the site was located on the outskirts of Chang’an (now Xi’an), capital of the Tang dynasty (618–970). Wang Wei converted part of his estate into a Buddhist temple after his mother’s death and painted a panoramic view of the Wang-chuan Villa on its walls. Although the temple was destroyed during the Huichang Persecution of Buddhism (841–45), the original mural has inspired artists for more than a thousand years. This handscroll painting is based on a stone engraving from 1617, the image that became the most widely accepted model for representations of Wangchuan Villa.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Title

The Wangchuan Villa

Place

China (Artist's nationality:)

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1601–1800

Medium

Handscroll; ink, color, and gold on silk

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Chauncey McCormick

Reference Number

1943.1158

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