Dong Qichang / The Qingbian Mountain / 1617Dong Qichang
The Qingbian Mountain

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Creator Name: Dong Qichang
Creator Nationality: Chinese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1555 - 1636
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Dong Qichang
Title: The Qingbian Mountain
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1617
Creation End Date: 1617
Creation Date: 1617
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Painting
Materials and Techniques: hanging scroll, ink on paper
Dimensions: Image: 224.5cm x 67.2cm, Overall: 306.7cm x 106.17cm
Inscriptions: Artist's 2 inscriptions, signatures, and 2 seals:A painting of the Ch'ing-pien Mountains in the manner of Pei-yuan [Tung Yuan].In the summer of the ting-ssu year [1617], on the last day of the fifth month, [I] send this to my senior, Chang Shen-ch'i. Tung Hsuan-tsai [seals] Chih-chih-kao jih-chiang-kuan; Tung yin Ch'i-ch'ang.Second inscription:Piling irons for ten thousand feet guard the purple sky;Where puppies are seen on top of clouds, villages and marketplaces lie.In the splendor of autumn, where is the most worthy spot to spend the day?Amid the rustling sounds of mountain streams, with a volume in hand, medidating on the Way [Tao].Inscripted by Ch'i-ch'ang. trans. WKH/LYSL4 additional seals: 3 of Li Yun (n.d.); 1 of Weng Wan-go (20th c.).Two inscriptions by artist at top: inscription with date, signature and two seals at upper right; poem and signature of artist at upper left.
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1980.10
Credit Line: Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund
Provenance: Wan-go H. C. Weng
Context: This mountain is part of a low range located not far from Wuxing and Lake Tai in the southern province of Zhejiang.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1980.10
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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