Xu Ben / Streams and Mountains / 1372Xu Ben
Streams and Mountains

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Creator Name: Xu Ben
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1335 - 1380
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Xu Ben
Title: Streams and Mountains
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1372
Creation End Date: 1372
Creation Date: 1372
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: hanging scroll, ink on paper
Dimensions: Image: 94cm x 37.5cm
Inscriptions: Artist's poem, inscription, and seal:Green trees, yellow orioles,everywhere are mountains;Aimlessly I return from the stream,where I watched the clouds.Man's life does not allow unbroken ease,But to be able to be high up in the mountain,this is leisure. Hsü Pen painted this for Mr. Chi-fu together with a poem, on the tenth day of the seventh month of theyin-tzu year [1372]. [seal] Yu-wen.Label on mounting probably by Liang Ch'ing-piao (1620-1691).4 additional inscriptions and 9 additional seals: 1 poem of Hsieh Hui (ca. 2nd half 14th c.); 1 poem and 1 seal of Kao Ch'i (1336-1374); 1 poem and 1 seal of Lu Chen (ca. late 14th c.); 1 poem of Huang Tsai; 3 seals of Liang Ch'ing-piao; 1 seal of Wang Chi-ch'ien (20th c.); 3 seals unidentified. WKH
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1997.96
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. A. Dean Perry
Rights: http://www.clemusart.com/museum/disclaim2.html
Context: Among the five inscriptions at the top of the painting that comment on its merits is one by the artist: Green trees, yellow orioles, everywhere are mountains; Aimlessly I return from the stream, where I watched the clouds. Man's life does not allow unbroken ease, But to be able to be high up in the mountain, this is leisure.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1997.96
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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