Poems on Plum Blossoms

Photo: Elizabeth Mann

Poems on Plum Blossoms

Chen Jiru

Chinese, 1558-1639

In comparison to the plum blossom painted by Yang Hui, Chen Jiru's classic rendering is deceptively simpler, with restrained variation in tonality and brushstrokes. The artist appears to have reserved his creative energy for the poem, which is written spiritedly, in light and fluid calligraphy.
Handscroll; ink on paper
Overall: 30.6 x 790.5 cm
(1) Front inscription paper (blank): 24.3 cm (h) x 104.3 cm (w);
(2) Painting proper: 23.9 cm (h) x 285.1 cm (w);
(3) Colophon paper (calligraphy): 28.8 cm (h) x 24.6 cm(w);
(4) Colophon paper (blank): 28.1 cm (h) x 261.1 cm (w)
The Asian Art Council, Bonnie and Gaither Kodis, Robert M. Arnold, Jane and David Davis, William H. Gates, Lyn and Gerald Grinstein, Janet Ketcham, C. Calvert Knudsen, Gaye and Jim Pigott, Vinton H. and Amelia J. Sommerville, Susan H. and William P. Vititoe, and Virginia and Bagley Wright
Provenance: Nan-p’ing Wong
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Asian Art Museum, "Chinese Art: A Seattle Perspective", December 22, 2007 - July 26, 2009 (12/22/2007 - 7/26/2009)

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