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Xi Gang

(Chinese, 1746–1803)

Album of twelve paintings

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Object Details

Artist

Xi Gang

Date

Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

Medium

Album; ink and colors on paper

Dimensions

Image: 10 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches (27.6 x 21 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Professor Ray J. Wu, in honor of Daisy Yen Wu, and in memory of Hsien Wu

Object
Number

84.105.004

Orthodox painting represented the mainstream of Qing dynasty art throughout China, spanning the seve(…)

Orthodox painting represented the mainstream of Qing dynasty art throughout China, spanning the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. In the late eighteenth century Xi Gang, who worked in Hangzhou, specialized in painting landscapes following the orthodox mode espoused by seventeenth-century artists such as Wang Shimin, whose landscape is also displayed in this gallery. Half of the pages of Xi Gang’s album are ink monochrome landscapes; they alternate with colorful depictions of flowers of the four seasons.

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