Cloudy Mountains, in the style of Mi Youren

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Artist: Chen Shun (1483-1544)
Colophon: Wen Zhengming ζ–‡εΎ΅ζ˜Ž (1470-1559) Dong Qichang θ‘£ε…Άζ˜Œ (1555-1636)
Historical period(s)
Ming dynasty, 1535
Ink and color on paper
H x W (image): 30.4 x 140.7 cm (11 15/16 x 55 3/8 in)
Credit Line
Purchase β€” Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
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On View Location
Currently not on view


China, cloud, landscape, Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Laurence Sickman, Jean-Pierre Dubosc. Great Chinese Painters of the Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties, XV to XVIII Centuries: A Loan Exhibition for the Benefit of the Asia Institute, March 11 to April 2, 1949. Exh. cat. New York. cat. 21.
  • William Watson. The Art of Dynastic China. New York, 1981. ill. 535.
  • Suzuki Kei. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku [Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Painting]. 5 vols., Tokyo, 1982-1983. vol. 1: pp. 214-215.
  • Osvald Siren. Chinese Painting: Leading Masters and Principles. 7 vols., New York and London, 1956-1958. vol. 6: pl. 246.
  • Letha Ellen McIntire. The Landscape Paintings of the Ming Artist, Ch'en Tao-fu. Ann Arbor. fig. 32.
  • Paul Allan Berry. Tanomura Chikuden 1777-1835: Man Amidst the Mountains. 4 vols. Ann Arbor. pl. 30.
  • Beba Restelli. "Giocare con la natura. A lezione da Bruno Munari." Playing with nature. A lesson from Bruno Munari. Milan, Italy. p. 30.
  • James Cahill. Chinese Painting. Treasures of Asia Geneva and Cleveland. p. 134.
  • Curtis Hansman Brizendine. Cloudy Mountains: Kao K'o-kung (1248-1310) and the Mi Tradition. Ann Arbor. p. 452, pl. 109.
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
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