Wu Zhen / Poetic Feeling in a Thatched Pavilion / 1347Wu Zhen
Poetic Feeling in a Thatched Pavilion

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Creator Name: Wu, Zhen
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1280 - 1354
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Wu Zhen
Title: Poetic Feeling in a Thatched Pavilion
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1347
Creation End Date: 1347
Creation Date: 1347
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: handscroll, ink on paper
Dimensions: Image: 23.8cm x 99.4cm
Inscriptions: Artist's inscription, signature, and 2 seals:By the side of the hamlet I built a thatched pavilion. Balanced and squared, it is lofty in conception. The woods being deep, birds are happy; the dust being distant, bamboos and pines are clean. Streams and rocks invite lingering enjoyment, lutes and books please my temperament. How should I bid farewell to the world of the ordinary and the familiar, and let my heart go its own way for the gratification of my life? In the tenth month of winter, in ting-hai, the seventh year of Chih-cheng [1347], 1 did this Poetic Feeling in a Thatched Pavilion playfully for Yüan-tse. Written by Mei sha-mi [Novice of the Plum Blossom]. [seals] Mei-hua-an; Chia-hsing Wu Chen Chung-kuei shu-hua-chi.Title on frontispiece by Li Tung-yang (1447-1516).3 colophons and 33 additional seals: 1 colophon and 1 seal of Shen Chou (1427-1509); 1 seal of Li Chao-heng (act. 1st half 17th c.); 9 seals of Liang Ch'ing-piao (1620-1691); 1 seal of Wang I-jung (1848-1900); 1 seal of Li Yen-shan (1898-1961); 1 seal of Huang Wen (20th c.); 2 colophons and 13 seals of Ch'en Jen-t'ao (20th c.); 6 seals unidentified.Colophon by Shen Chou:I love the Old Man of the Plum-blossom,Who inherited the secrets of Chü-jan from heart to heart.In cultivating this "water and ink kinship"He was able to endow everything with a touch of aged mellowness.Trees and rocks seem to fall from his brush [so effortlessly]That even nature itself could hardly deny their emergence.So now, under the grove of the oak trees,I am willing to serve him with all humility.Shen Chou, a later follower.WKH
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1963.259
Credit Line: Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund
Rights: http://www.clemusart.com/museum/disclaim2.html
Provenance: Chiang Er-shih
AMICA ID: CMA_.1963.259
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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