Detail View: The AMICA Library: A Quiet Life in a Wooded Glen

AMICA ID: 
AIC_.1947.728
AMICA Library Year: 
1999
Object Type: 
Paintings
Creator Name: 
Wang, Meng
Creator Nationality: 
Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Dates/Places: 
Chinese; ca. 1301-1395 Asia,East Asia,China
Creator Name-CRT: 
Wang Meng
Title: 
A Quiet Life in a Wooded Glen
Title Type: 
preferred
View: 
full view
Creation Date: 
Yuan Dynasty(1280-1368);dated 1361
Creation Start Date: 
1361
Creation End Date: 
1361
Materials and Techniques: 
Hanging Scroll. Blue silk cover; ink and light colors on paper.Landscape, ink on paper with slight washes of brownish red.'A Quiet Life in a Wooded Glen,' and a date corresponding to tenth day of third month, 1361.
Classification Term: 
Hanging Scroll
Subject Description: 
Towering crags, studded with trees and shrubs, fill the background. At the base of the mountain, in center foreground, is a house, with a scholar seated on the veranda playing a lute. Two servants at the right, one carrying a number of scrolls. Two largetrees form a frame for the central motif. A small mountain stream flows among rocks, past the house, to lower edge of picture.
Creation Place: 
Asia,East Asia,China
Dimensions: 
177.8 x 64.2 cm.; Height: 5'10" Width: 25 1/4"
AMICA Contributor: 
The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: 
Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 
1947.728
Credit Line: 
The Art Institute of Chicago, Kate S. Buckingham Endowment Fund
Inscriptions: 
Inscription in upper right-hand corner bears in seal characters.Two seals at left of inscription: Upper seal--T'ien Sheng; Lower seal--Shu-ming.
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
AIC_.E20285.TIF