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查士標 自題草堂松竹圖 立轴 紙本水墨 清康熙朝 1686年
Date: dated 1686
Historical Period: Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
Object Name: Hanging scroll
Materials: Ink on paper
Dimensions: H. 50 in x W. 20 7/8 in, H. 127 cm x W. 53 cm (image); H. 106 3/4 in x W. 32.3/4 in, H. 271.1 cm x W. 83.2 cm (overall)
Credit Line: Transfer from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift from The Society for Asian Art
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Painting
Object Number: B69D41
On Display: No

Description

Label:

清代年查士標繪竹松粷堂圖焈紙本墨綎

According to its inscription, this landscape depicts Nanshan (literally, "Southern Mountain"), which is located in southern China. Early on, this mountain had an association with longevity; it later became a pictorial theme for birthday celebrations. The artist has, however, painted its peaks to resemble those of Huangshan ("Yellow Mountain"), a range in Anhui (see the video Climbing Huangshan in this gallery). He developed the peaks in broad dry strokes and even textures, holdovers from the artist's training in Anhui. The trees, the terrain, the thatched huts, and the human figures on the bank below the mountains are done in richer ink tonalities.

The work was executed as a farewell gift for a friend, as
indicated in Cha's inscription:
A thatched cottage emerges from cloudy bamboo. The color of the bamboo and the sound of the pines sweeping [in the breeze] are pleasant. Sunset descends over dim streams. As I walk with a stick, Southern Mountain is visible behind me.

I painted this for Mr. Zhongba's departure, in commemoration of our days together. Your townsman, brother Cha Shibiao, in the ninth lunar month of the cyclical year bingyin of the Kangxi reign [1686].

 


More Information

Signature/Seal: Signature: 康熙丙寅九月拜上為衣白先生晤別,作此以紀歲月奉正。同里弟查士標。
康熙丙寅為康熙二十五年(1686年) 。

Seal:士標之印(白文方印);查二瞻(朱文方印)。

Collector's seal:白雲堂藏(朱文方印);休陽汪承諴梅亭氏鑑藏(朱文長方印)。
Inscriptions: 左上自題詩:草堂祗在竹松間,落日溪邊覓新句,杖藜回首見南山。
Label:

清代年查士標繪竹松粷堂圖焈紙本墨綎

According to its inscription, this landscape depicts Nanshan (literally, "Southern Mountain"), which is located in southern China. Early on, this mountain had an association with longevity; it later became a pictorial theme for birthday celebrations. The artist has, however, painted its peaks to resemble those of Huangshan ("Yellow Mountain"), a range in Anhui (see the video Climbing Huangshan in this gallery). He developed the peaks in broad dry strokes and even textures, holdovers from the artist's training in Anhui. The trees, the terrain, the thatched huts, and the human figures on the bank below the mountains are done in richer ink tonalities.

The work was executed as a farewell gift for a friend, as
indicated in Cha's inscription:
A thatched cottage emerges from cloudy bamboo. The color of the bamboo and the sound of the pines sweeping [in the breeze] are pleasant. Sunset descends over dim streams. As I walk with a stick, Southern Mountain is visible behind me.

I painted this for Mr. Zhongba's departure, in commemoration of our days together. Your townsman, brother Cha Shibiao, in the ninth lunar month of the cyclical year bingyin of the Kangxi reign [1686].

 


Signature/Seal: Signature: 康熙丙寅九月拜上為衣白先生晤別,作此以紀歲月奉正。同里弟查士標。
康熙丙寅為康熙二十五年(1686年) 。

Seal:士標之印(白文方印);查二瞻(朱文方印)。

Collector's seal:白雲堂藏(朱文方印);休陽汪承諴梅亭氏鑑藏(朱文長方印)。
Inscriptions: 左上自題詩:草堂祗在竹松間,落日溪邊覓新句,杖藜回首見南山。