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: N7427 D
: Eastern Art
: painting & calligraphy
: Chen, Shun
: 2 pages from album: ink and colours on paper, calligraphy and 3 flowers by rock. Inscription (upper part): The orchids in my courtyard are shrouded by in a layer of purple in the moonlight, The spring breeze gently fondle them. The eremites have not woke up, they are all far away in dreamland. (庭下呈紫芳，春风独持弄。幽人睡未醒，相相欲入梦). 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): Orchids 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