Anonymous / 'Calligraphy' (from an original set of four paintings, 'The Four Accomplishments') / Ming dynasty, ca. 1500Anonymous
'Calligraphy' (from an original set of four paintings, 'The Four Accomplishments')
Ming dynasty, ca. 1500

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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Chinese Asia,East Asia,China
Creator Active Place: Asia,East Asia,China
Creator Name-CRT: Anonymous
Title: 'Calligraphy' (from an original set of four paintings, 'The Four Accomplishments')
Title Type: preferred
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1500
Creation End Date: 1500
Creation Date: Ming dynasty, ca. 1500
Creation Place: Asia,East Asia,China
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Hanging Scroll
Materials and Techniques: Hanging scroll; ink and colors on silk.
Dimensions: 136.5 x 99.1 cm. (Length: 53 3/4" Width: 39" Length: 136.5 cm. 53 3/4 in. With mounting 253 cm. 100 in. Width: 99.1 cm. 39 in. With mounting 114.4 cm. 45 in.)
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1926.377
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Guy Mitchell.
Subject Description: One of five scholars sits and holds up a brush, as he prepares to inscribe the blank paper in front of him. The painting presents the image of cultivated literati appreciating the traditional art form of calligraphy in a garden setting. The gardens inwhich they meet are important symbols of learning and sagehood.Group of four gentlemen seated at a table in front of a screen, composing poetry. Fifth gentleman washes hands in a basin held by a servant. The second servant, kneeling in front of a small table, prepares refreshments. The third servant stands with a fan near the table. The fourth, seen in the distance, is standing behind a table on which are perhaps books. There is a garden rock and a plantain tree behind the railing, which is bordering theterrace on the left. On the right, there are two other trees; and a small rock with a flowering shrub in the center foreground
AMICA ID: AIC_.1926.377
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999

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