Ku I-te / Misty River and Layered Peaks / 1608Ku I-te
Misty River and Layered Peaks

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Creator Name: I-te, Ku
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: active 1608-1633
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Ku I-te
Title: Misty River and Layered Peaks
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1608
Creation End Date: 1608
Creation Date: 1608
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: ink and color on paper, handscroll
Dimensions: H.8-7/8 x W.368 in. (image)
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 97.125
Credit Line: Gift of Joan Wurtele
Rights: http://www.artsmia.org/restrictions.html

Ku I-te was the nephew of Ku Cheng-i founder of the Hua-t'ing school of painting and teacher of the great literatus Tung Ch'i-ch'ang. All three were advocates of Yuan (14th century) style ink painting and Tung's own colophon appears at the end of this painting. Ku's own colophon describes the occasion of the scroll being painted:

In the summer during the sixth month of Wu-shen year (1608) I visited Chin-ling (present-day Nanking) and stayed in the I-ch'ang Shang-Kuan. It happened that I was able to obtain some Sung dynasty paper and (so I painted this) following the style of Sung-hsueh weng's (Chao Meng-fu's 1254-1322) Tieh-Chang-t'u (Misty River and Layered Peaks), spending a month to finish it.

It is a pity I cannot reach his level of accomplishment.

Ku I-te

AMICA ID: MIA_.97.125
Component Measured: image
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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