Bangqiao Zheng Xie / Bamboo and Rocks / about 1760Bangqiao Zheng Xie
Bamboo and Rocks
about 1760

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Creator Name: Xie, Bangqiao Zheng
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Role: painter
Creator Dates/Places: 1693 - 1765
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Bangqiao Zheng Xie
Title: Bamboo and Rocks
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1750
Creation End Date: 1770
Creation Date: about 1760
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: ink on paper
Dimensions: H.67-7/8 x W.39-1/8 in. (image)
Inscriptions: Poem, Signature, 2 Seals of the artist
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 95.54.2
Credit Line: Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton

Cheng Hsieh was born in Hsing-hua near Yang-chou. Although his family lived in genteel poverty, Cheng was a good student and passed the highest government exams in 1736. He studied and produced poetry, calligraphy and painting while ably serving as district magistrate in Shantung province. Undisciplined, outspoken and passionate about public service, Cheng resigned in frustration in 1753 and established himself as a distinctive member of the group known as the Eight Eccentrics of Yanchou. He is best known as an artist who closely integrated calligraphy with orchid and bamboo paintings.

His poem reads:

Bamboo and rock stand paired alone in harmony

The multitudes of plants and flowers are in vain

Spring, summer and autumn cannot transform them.

Only the elegant plum has greater virtue.

Wooden Bridge Cheng Hsieh

AMICA ID: MIA_.95.54.2
Component Measured: image
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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