Detail View: The AMICA Library: The Wangchuan Villa

AMICA ID: 
AIC_.1950.1369
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: 
The Wangchuan Villa
Title Type: 
preferred
View: 
section 4
Creation Date: 
Jin dynasty, early 13th cent.
Creation Start Date: 
1201
Creation End Date: 
1250
Materials and Techniques: 
Handscroll; ink on silk.
Classification Term: 
Handscroll
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)
Creation Place: 
Asia,East Asia,China
Dimensions: 
26.3 x 554 cm.L. 216" ; H. 10 1/4"
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
Inscriptions: 
Signature of Li Gonglin (1049-1106).
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
AIC_.E18268.TIF