Detail View: The AMICA Library: 'Painting'(from an original set of four paintings, 'The Four Accomplishments')

AMICA ID: 
AIC_.1926.378
AMICA Library Year: 
1999
Object Type: 
Paintings
Creator Name: 
Unknown
Creator Nationality: 
Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Dates/Places: 
Chinese Asia,East Asia,China
Creator Name-CRT: 
Anonymous
Title: 
'Painting'(from an original set of four paintings, 'The Four Accomplishments')
Title Type: 
preferred
View: 
full view
Creation Date: 
Ming dynasty, ca. 1500
Creation Start Date: 
1500
Creation End Date: 
1500
Materials and Techniques: 
Hanging scroll; ink and colors on silk
Classification Term: 
Hanging Scroll
Subject Description: 
The four gentlemen examine a landscape hanging scroll, held up by two servants. The painting presents an image of cultivated literati appreciating the traditional art form of painting in a garden setting. The gardens in which they meet are important symbols of learning and sagehood.Group of four gentlemen seated at a table on the terrace, in front of a screen, and under a pine tree. They are viewing Kakemono which is suspended by two servants from the branches of a flowering plum tree. The third servant brings another painting. A low rail surrounds the terrace. There is a white cat to one side in the background.
Creation Place: 
Asia,East Asia,China
Dimensions: 
Length: 53 3/4" Width: 39" Length: 136.5 cm. 53 3/4 in. With mounting 253 cm. 100 in. Width: 99.1 cm. 39 in. With mounting 114.4 cm. 45 in.
AMICA Contributor: 
The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: 
Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 
1926.378
Credit Line: 
The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Guy Mitchell.
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
AIC_.E36346.TIF