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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.


Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 17th century


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.


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Arts of Asia


Zhang Feng


Portrait of Du Jun


China (Artist's nationality:)

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Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper


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


134.7 × 50.2 cm (53 × 19 3/4 in.)

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Samuel M. Nickerson Fund

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