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- Related People
spurious signature: Shen Zhou (Chinese, 1427-1509)
China: Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)
China: Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)
12 hanging scrolls; ink on paper
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
each scroll (painting): 72 1/8 in x 19 7/8 in; each scroll (mounting): 86 in x 20 1/4 in
- Inscriptions & Markings
signature: , 12th scroll Description: spurious signature of Shen Zhou
- Collection Area
- Object Type
- Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John C. McGuire
- Accession Number
This bravura composition of bamboo, stretching across twelve hanging scrolls, bears an inscription purportedly by Shen Zhou (1427–1509), one of the great literati artists of the Ming dynasty. However, both the large scale of this work and its rough energy are atypical for Shen’s oeuvre, and most scholars agree that it is a later painting, probably dating to the seventeenth century.
These scrolls have recently returned to the Museum after being conserved in Japan.