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Creator Name: Songtian
Creator Nationality: Chinese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1711 - aft 1754
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Songtian
Title: Squirrels
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1300
Creation End Date: 1400
Creation Date: 14th century
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Painting
Materials and Techniques: hanging scroll, ink on paper
Dimensions: Image: 97cm x 39.4cm, Overall: 181.6cm x 58cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1979.70
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
Context: Songtian is known for his depictions of squirrels in a monochrome style characterized by crisp, decisive brushstrokes. He may have been a Chan (Zen) priest-painter,or perhaps a Daoist painter, active in the Hangzhou region of China. From there his works spread to Japan.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1979.70
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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