Ku Chian-lung / Portrait of Wang Shi-min / Late 17th centuryKu Chian-lung
Portrait of Wang Shi-min
Late 17th century

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Creator Name: Chian-lung, Ku
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1606 - 1687
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Ku Chian-lung
Title: Portrait of Wang Shi-min
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1666
Creation End Date: 1699
Creation Date: Late 17th century
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: Ink and colors on silk
Dimensions: H.13-7/8 x W.47-1/8 in. (image)
Inscriptions: SEAL; SIGNATURE
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 96.68.2
Credit Line: Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Rights: http://www.artsmia.org/restrictions.html

Ku Chian-lung, a professional artist, used exacting techniques and bright colors considerably different from the muted tones and soft brushwork of the literati masters.

The respected early Ch'ing orthodox painter and literatus Wang Shih-min is portrayed here, surrounded by the hardwood furniture and scholarly accoutrements of his station. On his desk are books, a white seal, brush, inkstone, bamboo brush pot, red lacquer paste box, a large bronze censer with matching stand and an ancient ku vessel holding flowers. Blue t'ai-hu rocks, blooming lotus, pine and bamboo are visible in his garden.

AMICA ID: MIA_.96.68.2
Component Measured: image
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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