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Creator Name: Song Xu
Creator Nationality: Chinese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1525 - c. 1606
Creator Name-CRT: Song Xu
Title: Eighteen Views of Wuxing: Xintang (New Embankment)
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1525
Creation End Date: 1599
Creation Date: 1500s
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Painting
Materials and Techniques: Album; ink and color on silk
Dimensions: Sheet: 26.4cm x 28.4cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1998.78.1
Credit Line: The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund
Context: This album of landscape paintings depicts the famous scenic areas located in and around the city of Wuxing in southeastern China. The artist, Song Xu, was not a native of that city, but must have visited it when he accepted the commission, for he carefully depicted all eighteen views and wrote comments on each of them. These places were all known for their natural beauty, but in addition, a number were distingusihed by their links to eminent historical figures and events.Unlike other artists of his time, Song Xu favored a painting style that was technically polished and focused attention on specific, realistic details. Such an approach was well suited to projects like this one, for which the artist was in great demand.
Link to Work: CMA_.1998.78.2
Link to Work: CMA_.1998.78.18
AMICA ID: CMA_.1998.78.1
AMICA Library Year: 2002
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