Jie Jin; Ming dynasty / Verse in Cursive Script / about 1410Jie Jin; Ming dynasty
Verse in Cursive Script
about 1410

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Creator Name: Jin, Jie
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1369 - 1415
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Jie Jin; Ming dynasty
Title: Verse in Cursive Script
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1400
Creation End Date: 1420
Creation Date: about 1410
Object Type: Drawings and Watercolors
Materials and Techniques: ink on paper, hanging scroll
Dimensions: H.44-3/8 x W.20-1/4 in. (image)
Inscriptions: SIGNATURE; STAMP
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 95.97.1
Credit Line: Gift of Joan Wurtele
Rights: http://www.artsmia.org/restrictions.html

The early Ming calligrapher Chieh Chin passed his first degree civil service exam (hsueh shih) but eventually withdrew from official service and lived for a while as a monk. His robust and energetic calligraphy was highly prized. The exceptionally fluid characters, "dragged-ink" strokes, and well-modulated brushwork of this scroll reveal an incredible control of brush and ink and an individualistic spirit that was highly admired by the literati. His twenty-eight character verse reads:

The mountain's rocky girth has endured a thousand years;

A day has never passed without dragons and oceans;

Beneath heaven a verdant earth awaits benevolence;

Not knowing if clouds will settle here.

AMICA ID: MIA_.95.97.1
Component Measured: image
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: ? The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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