Shen Zhou / Flowering Crab Apple / 1368-1644Shen Zhou
Flowering Crab Apple

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Creator Name: Shen Zhou
Creator Nationality: Chinese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1427 - 1509
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Shen Zhou
Title: Flowering Crab Apple
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 1368
Creation End Date: 1644
Creation Date: 1368-1644
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Painting
Materials and Techniques: hanging scroll, ink on paper
Dimensions: Image: 129.6cm x 41.4cm
Inscriptions: Artist's inscription, signature, and 3 seals:Adorned with rouge for dressing-up in the morning,Rich in colors but spare in fragrance.The east wind was not yet completely in command,Though facing flowering plums, they are mutually heartbroken. On a spring day in the keng-shen year of the Hung-chih era [1500], I was at Shuang-ngo [twin-moth] monks' residence where crab apples are blossoming abundantly. Mr. Lu Ju-ch'i was also visiting then, and asked for a painting of mine, so I painted this to express my feelings. Shen Chou of Ch'ang-chou [sea]] Ch'i-nan. [2 seals, lower left corner] Shih-t'ien; Po-shih weng. trans. LYSL1 additional seal of Wu Yün (1811-1883)
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1997.101
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. A. Dean Perry
Style or Period: China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
AMICA ID: CMA_.1997.101
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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