Detail View: The AMICA Library: The Garden for Self-Enjoyment

AMICA ID: 
CMA_.1978.67
AMICA Library Year: 
2001
Object Type: 
Paintings
Creator Name: 
Qiu Ying
Creator Nationality: 
Chinese
Creator Role: 
artist
Creator Dates/Places: 
1494 - 1552
Gender: 
M
Creator Name-CRT: 
Qiu Ying
Title: 
The Garden for Self-Enjoyment
Title Type: 
Primary
View: 
Detail
Creation Date: 
1515-1552
Creation Start Date: 
1515
Creation End Date: 
1552
Materials and Techniques: 
handscroll, ink and slight color on silk
Dimensions: 
Overall: 27.8cm x 381cm
AMICA Contributor: 
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: 
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 
1978.67
Credit Line: 
John L. Severance Fund
Inscriptions: 
Accompanying text of an essay together with seven poems of Ssu-ma Kuang and one poem of Su Shih written by Wen Cheng-ming in 1558.2 colophons and 82 seals: 4 seals of Wen Cheng-ming (1470-1559); 59 seals of Hsiang Yüan-pien (1525-1590); 1 colophon, dated 1644, and 7 seals of Hsiang Yü-k'uei (16th-17th c.); 1 colophon, dated 1880, and 2 seals of Weng T'ung-ho (1830-1904); 2 seals of Ch'eng Chen-i (19th c.); 1 seal of Han Ch'ung (19th c.); 4 seals of Weng Wang-go (20th c.); 3 seals unidentified.Colophon by Hsiang Yü-kuei:The painting of The Garden for Self-enjoyment on the right by Shih-chou, Mr. Ch'iu [Ch'iu Ying] is in the style of Li Lung-mien. Its mood is peaceful, as if meeting the ancient gentlemen face to face among the brushes and silk; it lifts one above the sordid bustle of life. Formerly, my late father handed me this scroll which had only the painting without the written essay. I considered asking a good calligrapher to write the essay to add to it but was afraid that the quality of the writing would not match the painting. Several years later, I saw at a friend's house this essay and poems (of Ssu-ma Kuang] written by Heng-shan [Wen Cheng-ming], once owned by my grandfather; so I spared no expense to obtain it. I rejoiced at this and said: "The divine swords are finally united. How things are pre-destined!" Now my friend Chang Kung-chao's technique for mounting [painting and calligraphy] is excellent. Therefore by daring to take them out and join them together, I can preserve this beautiful story of singular reunion.Hsiang Yü-k'uei recorded at Hai-yeh-t'ang [hall] two days before New Year's Eve in the chia-sheng year of the Ch'ung-chen era [1644]. trans. LYSL/HK/WKH
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