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Dong Bangda

(Chinese, 1699 – 1769)

Landscape: Fisherman in a Cave

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Object Details

Artist

Dong Bangda

Date

1769 (summer)

Medium

Hanging scroll: ink and light colors on paper

Dimensions

50 x 18 inches (127 x 45.7 cm)

Credit Line

George and Mary Rockwell Collection

Object
Number

88.002.187

Inscribed:The blue-green pines above the riverand an autumn sky remote;At the border of the City of (…)

Inscribed:The blue-green pines above the riverand an autumn sky remote;At the border of the City of the White Emperoran ancient tree, distant[Thus] see that the intention of the Old Man of the White Stone is this:to follow and to imitate that time.Xiqiu year, summer, the sixth month [1769][Signed] Dong BangdaDong Bangda was a native of Fuyang, Zhejiang province. In 1733 he attained the jinshi degree, awarded upon passing the highest level of the civil service examinations. He held high offices in the imperial court and participated in the compilation of the Shiqu Baoji {Treasured Boxes of the Stony Moat], the catalogue of painting and calligraphy in emperor Qianlong¿s collection. He gained recognition for his landscape paintings and for his calligraphy in archaic styles.

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