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: N7427 C
: Eastern Art
: painting & calligraphy
: Chen, Shun
: 2 pages from album: ink and colours on paper, calligraphy and Hibiscus. Inscription (upper part): Hibiscus are blooming on riversides in autumn, my mind is so far away with west wind. Pedestrians are quickly going back, they are not interested in the cold branches. (花发秋江 上，西风动远思，行人归去急，无意向寒枝). This is a poem for painting signed by Bai Yang shanren (白阳山人) (pseudonym) Chen Chun (陈淳) (1485-1544) with his two seals 'Chen Chun Zhi Yin (陈淳之印) (Seal of Chen Chun)' and 'Chen shi Daofu (陈氏道复) (Daofu of the House of Chen)'. Inscription (lower part): Hibiscus painting with Chen Chun's two seals that same as those on upper part. 1 collector's seal: 'Xiang Xing Zhai Jianshang Zhang (项省斋鉴赏章) (appreciating seal of the Xiang Xing Zhai studio' - a scholar's studio)'. Note by JY: The form is correct and Chen Chun was good at painting flowers however we don't know if it is an original Ming dynasty work. There are other examples e.g. in British Museum 1981,1110,0.1 where the calligraphy is better. Chen Chun (Dao Fu) was from a small town called Wu xian in Jiangsu Province.
: 1500-1530: China, Eastern Asia, Asia
: Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
: Purchased, 1965, with the assistance of the National Art Collections Fund