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Portrait of Du Jun

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

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

Date:

Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 17th century

Artist:

Zhang Feng (Chinese, active c.1628–1662)

About this artwork

This relaxed portrait is of Du Jun, a Chinese scholar who lived from 1611 to 1687—so he survived a tumultuous time in Chinese history that saw the collapse of the Ming dynasty in 1644 and its replacement by the Manchu-ruled Qing dynasty. The pine tree depicted here is a symbol of resistance as well as lofty ideals and alludes to his character. He was a respected figure in the city of Nanjing, his home for more than four decades.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Zhang Feng

Title

Portrait of Du Jun

Place

China (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

1644–1911

Medium

Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper

Inscriptions

Inscription on painting: 杜于皇先生小像。上元張風寫。 Colophon#1 on mounting: 黃岡杜先生本名詔,先舉崇正,己卯副車,壬午試闈北不利,慨然南下,馬阮用事者政不網,遂絕意仕進,易名濬,字于皇,號茶村,隱於城𠧧,時遊吳越山水間,以寄其輕世肆志心意焉。 陽湖孫星衍謹識; Colophon#2 昇州道人,字大風,明季諸生。鼎革後,棄去為黃冠。工詩書畫,而畫尤清勁高 古。別有奇趣,品兼神逸,著有《雙意亭詩》,署款輒作真香佛空,蓋以反切暗寓姓名。曾見一幀,將此佛字移諸次行,高台大書,意指故國志黍離感也。弟七十 八,壬辰東官鄧尔疋。 Artist's seal: 風 Collectors’ Seals: 張遁印信, 止道人, 曾在鄂渚張茝隈家

Dimensions

134.7 × 50.2 cm (53 × 19 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Samuel M. Nickerson Fund

Reference Number

1952.251

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