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The Wangchuan Villa
Jin dynasty, early 13th cent.

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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: Chinese Asia,East Asia,China
Creator Active Place: Asia,East Asia,China
Creator Name-CRT: Anonymous
Title: The Wangchuan Villa
Title Type: preferred
View: section 4
Creation Start Date: 1201
Creation End Date: 1250
Creation Date: Jin dynasty, early 13th cent.
Creation Place: Asia,East Asia,China
Object Type: Paintings
Classification Term: Handscroll
Materials and Techniques: Handscroll; ink on silk.
Dimensions: 26.3 x 554 cm.L. 216" ; H. 10 1/4"
Inscriptions: Signature of Li Gonglin (1049-1106).
AMICA Contributor: The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 1950.1369
Credit Line: The Art Institute of Chicago, Kate S. Buckingham Endowment Fund
Subject Description: The painting depicts the country estate of Wang Wei, located in the Zhongnan mountains southwest of the Tang capital of Chang'an (modern Xi'an). The original painting, now lost, illustrated twenty short poems by Wang, describing different parts of the estate. The Art Institute's painting is distinguished in being one of the earliest of many copies of the original work, and bears a spurious signature of Li Gonglin (c. 1049-1106). The scroll depicts the various sites of the Wangchuan Villa estate as parts of a continuous landscape, unlike the majority of surviving copies, which are more typically divided into discrete space cells, with each site labeled in the painting. (S. Little, 1999)
AMICA ID: AIC_.1950.1369
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Art Institute of Chicago, 1999

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