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Creator Name: Min Zhen
Creator Nationality: Chinese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1730 - aft 1788
Creator Name-CRT: Min Zhen
Title: Writhing Dragon
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1788
Creation End Date: 1788
Creation Date: 1788
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Painting
Materials and Techniques: album leaf, ink on paper
Dimensions: Sheet: 29cm x 18.4cm
Inscriptions: Inscription by Min Chen on the last leaf:I have a habit of collecting strange rocks. My friend Tai-li shan-jen* treasures my paintings as much as I treasure strange rocks. Once we agreed to exchange what we love with each other. However, my busy activities have kept me from carrying this out. This summer I realized that this strange rock has been sitting in my studio for five years, so I painted this to fulfill my old promise. As a record, I chose the grotesque cliff in the last scene of this twelve-leaf album. Cheng-chai, Min Chen inscribed this on the sixth day of the sixth month [July 9] of the wu-shen year .* Tai-li shan-jen is Wang Li [tzu: Li-fu] tr. Hou-mei IshidaSix seals appearing on the leaves:Min Chen, Cheng-chai, Ching-ch'iao, Chen, Liao-t'ang, Min Chen chih-yin.
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1985.71.7
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
Provenance: Ting Nien-hsien (20th c.)
Link to Work: CMA_.1985.71.1
Link to Work: CMA_.1985.71.12
AMICA ID: CMA_.1985.71.7
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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