Description Dong Bangda, a high official at the court of the Qianlong emperor (1736-95), was responsible, among other things, for cataloguing the imperial collection of paintings. His own works follow the orthodox guidelines established by his learned predecessors, but he added naturalistic touches, and his dry brushwork has strong and vibrant rhythms.
Provenance Sale, Sotheby's, New York, December 8, 1987, lot 103; Walters Art Museum, 1987, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Signature] Chen Dong Bangda Jinghui; [Seal] Chen; [Seal] Bang Da; [Seal] Three collector's seals including one of the Jiaqing Emperor, Jia Yu Lan Zhi Bao
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the Ambassador and Mrs. William J. Sebald Fund, 1987
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