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Mountain Trees after Rain
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Mountain Trees after Rain

Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Wang Xuehao [Wang Hsüeh-hao], famous in the early decades of the 19th century, painted this landscape in the manner of the orthodox master Wang Hui (1632-1717) and dedicated it to his aunt. According to Wang Xuehao, Wang Hui said that the secret of cultivated painting was "writing." One must paint as one writes; "if it is simply to trace lines, it is a craft." Wang Xuehao took this to heart as he created this abbreviated yet powerfully expressive mountain scene.
Date Description Narrative
3/01/1997Examinationexamined for condition
8/25/1999Examinationexamined for condition
Provenance Sale, Christie's, New York, May 1991, no. 118; Walters Art Museum, 1991, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Seal] Hsu Hao; [Seal] Meng Yang; [Seal] Chiao-i (Dedicated to his aunt); [Date] Spring of Ping-wu year (1786)
Credit Museum purchase with contribution from Robert E. Lewis in memory of Francis H. Jencks, 1991

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1786 (Qing)
ink on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 32 11/16 x W: 18 11/16 in. (83 x 47.5 cm)
  • China (Place of Origin)
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Not On View


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