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Creator Name: Qian Gu
Creator Nationality: Chinese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1508 - c. 1578
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Qian Gu
Title: Fisherman's Joy
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1572
Creation End Date: 1572
Creation Date: 1572
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Painting
Materials and Techniques: handscroll, ink and light color on paper
Dimensions: Image: 31.4cm x 355.2cm, Overall: 37cm x 989.4cm
Inscriptions: Artist's inscription, signature, and seal: On the autumn day of the jen-shen year [1572], P'eng-ch'eng, Ch'ien Ku painted [this]. [seal] Hsüan-ch'ing shih.2 colophons, both dated 1689, and 5 additional seals of Yün Shou-p'ing (1633-1690).
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1977.56
Credit Line: The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund
Provenance: (Gimpoh W. King, Cleveland)
Style or Period: China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
AMICA ID: CMA_.1977.56
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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