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River Landscape after Four Masters

Photo: Elizabeth Mann

River Landscape after Four Masters


Lan Ying

Chinese, 1585 - after 1666

Handscroll; ink and color on gold-flecked paper
Overall: 13 11/16 x 411 1/16 in. (1044.1 x 34.8 cm)
Image: 10 9/16 x 253 3/16 in. (26.8 x 643.1 cm)
(1) Front inscription paper (blank): 26.8 cm (h) x 108.8 cm (w);
(2) Painting proper: 26.8 cm (h) x 643.1 cm (w);
(3) Colophon paper: 26.7 cm (h) x 109 cm (w)
Eugene Fuller Memorial Collection
Provenance: M. Kato (Tokyo)
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistoryDetroit, Michigan, Detroit Institute of Arts, The Arts of the Ming Dynasty, 1952.

Cleveland, Ohio, Cleveland Museum of Art, Chinese Landscape Painting, 1954.

Portland, Oregon, Portland Art Museum, Chinese Paintings, 1956.

Knoxville, Tennessee, Knoxville Museum of Art, Art Works On Loan, Dec. 24, 1989 - Jan. 5, 1990.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Chinese Art: A Seattle Perspective, Dec. 22, 2007 - July 26, 2009.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Luminous: The Art of Asia, Oct.13, 2011 - Jan. 8, 2012.

Published ReferencesBizan Harada, Nihon Genzai Shina Merga Mokuroku, 1938: 211.

Cleveland Museum of Fine Art, "Chinese Landscape Painting," (1954), no. 75, pp. 100, 152, 153; illus. p. 100

Detroit Institute of Arts. The Arts of the Ming Dynasty. (Detroit: Detroit Institute of Arts, 1952). # 57.

"Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting." Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1980. Plates 196 & 197.

Grigaut, Paul L. "Art of the Ming Dynasty," in Archaeology, Vol. 5, No. 1 (March 1952), pp. 11-13, illus. p. 12

Harada, Bizan. "Nihon Genzai Shina meiga mokuroku," (1938)

Harada, Kinjiro, The pageant of Chinese painting, (Tokyo, The Otsuka Kogeisha, 1936): 705.

John C. Ferguson. Li tai chu lu hua mu歷代著錄畫目. (Nanjing: Jinling daxue Zhongguo wenhua yanjiu suo, 1934):453b.

"Kinas Konst in Tres Artusenden," (1948)

Knoxville Museum of Art Newsletter (rights and reproduction requested in 1989) [An unverifiable source].

Lee, Sherman E., Chinese Landscape Painting. (Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 1954), # 75: 100, 152, 153; ill.: 100.

Li Zuoxian李佐賢 (jinshi 1835) Shuhua Jianying書畫鑑影 [24 juan] ([n.p. n.p.] Tongzhi xin wei [1870]), vol. 8: 20b-21b.

Li Zuoxian李佐賢, Shiquan Shuwu Leigao石泉書屋類稿: 8 juan, chi du 2 juan. (Shanghai: Shanghai guji chubanshe, 2002), vol. 7: 3.

Nerio, Leslie B. "On Stephen C. Pepper's "On the Uses of Symbolism in Sculpture and Painting," in Philosophy of East and West, Vol. 19 No. 3, July 1969, p. 286-289.

Oswald Siren, Chinese Painting: Leading Masters and Principles, (New York: Ronald Press, 1958), vol. VII: 203; vol. VI: 287.

Sirén, Osvald. Kinas Konst under tre artusenden. Vol. II, (Stockholm: Natur och kultur, 1942): 131.

Sirén, Osvald, A History of Later Chinese Painting, vol. II, (London, The Medici Society, 1938):7 ff., 131.

Seattle Art Museum, Handbook, 1951: 74.

Seattle Art Museum, Henry Trubner, William Jay Rathbun, and Catherine A. Kaputa. Asiatic art in the Seattle Art Museum: a selection and catalogue. (Seattle: The Museum, 1973): 188-189, no. 153.

Suzuki, Kei. "Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Paintings." Tokyo: Tokyo University Press, 1983. Volume 5 (Indexes) p. 507-508. A16-034, S1-028 (15/24)

Toda, Teisuke and Hiromitsu Ogawa. Comprehensive Illustrated Catalogue of Chinese Paintings: Second Series. (Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 1998): I-362 and I-262, cat. #A55-034.

Tso-hsien, Li. "Shu hua chien ying," (1871)

Yu, Hui余輝. Lan Ying藍瑛. (Taibei: Jinxiu chuban shiye gufen youxian gongsi, 1996).

Xu Bangda 徐邦達. Gaiding Lidai Liuchuan Huihua Biannian Biao: Fu Huajia Shu 改訂歷代流傳繪畫編年表:附畫家書. (Shanghai: Shanghai renmin meishu chubanshe, 1994): 133.

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