Detail View: The AMICA Library: Two Scholar-Musicians in a Landscape

AMICA ID: 
AIC_.1996.651
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: 
Two Scholar-Musicians in a Landscape
Title Type: 
preferred
View: 
full view
Creation Date: 
Ming dynasty (1368-1662), 15th cenury
Creation Start Date: 
1401
Creation End Date: 
1500
Materials and Techniques: 
Hanging scroll; ink and light colors on silk.
Classification Term: 
Hanging Scroll
Subject Description: 
In the scroll a scholar sits in an armchair and listens to his friend, who is seated on a stool and is playing a ruan. A servant stands nearby, holding a qin zither in readiness. The scroll appears to depict the qin master Xi Kang and the ruan master Ruan Ji, two of the 'Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove' who lived in the fourth century. That the season is early spring is clear from the new foliage on the willow tree, and the plum blossoms in the background. (S. Little, 1999)
Creation Place: 
Asia,East Asia,China
Dimensions: 
173.5 x 105.5 cm.
AMICA Contributor: 
The Art Institute of Chicago
Owner Location: 
Chicago, Illinois, USA
ID Number: 
1996.651
Credit Line: 
The Art Institute of Chicago, Restricted gift of Dr. Edmund Lewis.
Rights: 
Related Image Identifier Link: 
AIC_.E36243.TIF