Anonymous / 'Painting'(from an original set of four paintings, 'The Four Accomplishments') / Ming dynasty, ca. 1500Anonymous
'Painting'(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: 'Painting'(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: 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: 1926.378
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Guy Mitchell.
Subject Description: The four gentlemen examine a landscape hanging scroll, held up by two servants. The painting presents an image of cultivated literati appreciating the traditional art form of painting in a garden setting. The gardens in which they meet are important symbols of learning and sagehood.Group of four gentlemen seated at a table on the terrace, in front of a screen, and under a pine tree. They are viewing Kakemono which is suspended by two servants from the branches of a flowering plum tree. The third servant brings another painting. A low rail surrounds the terrace. There is a white cat to one side in the background.
AMICA ID: AIC_.1926.378
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999

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