Wang Meng / Writing Books under the Pine Trees / 1279-1368Wang Meng
Writing Books under the Pine Trees

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Creator Name: Wang Meng
Creator Nationality: Chinese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: c. 1308 - 1385
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Wang Meng
Title: Writing Books under the Pine Trees
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1279
Creation End Date: 1368
Creation Date: 1279-1368
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Painting
Materials and Techniques: double album leaf mounted as a hanging scroll
Dimensions: Image: 66.7cm x 70.5cm
Inscriptions: Artist's inscription, signature, and seal:Many years and months passed by the locked gateBehind which the scholar has been immersed in writing his books;While the pine trees he had plantedHave all grown up with old dragon scales. The Yellow Crane Mountain Woodcutter [Huang-ho-shan-ch'iao] painted this for Chen-su [the h. of Ts'ao Chih-pol. [seal] Wang Meng yin.2 additional seals: 1 of Ts'ao Chih-po (1271-1355); 1 unidentified.
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1997.94
Credit Line: Bequest of Mrs. A. Dean Perry
Context: Wang Meng is traditionally considered on of the four masters of the Yuan dynasty. This is a rare example of the distinctive brush style for which he is renowned. It is signed and sealed (at the left) by the artist, who also wrote the following inscription in classical seal script (at the right): Many years and months passed by the locked gate Behind which the scholar has been immersed in writing his books; While the pine trees he had planted Have all grown up with old dragon scales.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1997.94
AMICA Library Year: 2003
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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