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Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the Ming and Qing Dynasties

Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the Ming and Qing Dynasties / Toyokan Room 8   November 5, 2008 (Wed) - December 25, 2008 (Thu)

  
Landscape, With inscription by Du Guandao, Ming dynasty, 14th century (Important Cultural Property, on exhibit from December 2, 2008)

We are pleased to present this exhibition of excellent Chinese calligraphy and paintings from the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1912) dynasties, focusing on works from the Song and Yuan periods. The exhibition is split into two displays, the first featuring early-period works (Nov 5th-Nov 30th) and the second featuring late-period works (Dec 2nd-Dec 25th.)

Artists featured in the early period display include the early Ming literati painter Wang Fu (1362-1416), the flower-and-bird painter Lu Ji from the Ming court academy, Zhang Lu, a representative artist of the Zhe school, as well as Liu Jun and Zhu Duan.

The second period highlights two Ming dynasty hanging scrolls depicting a landscape in the "Mi style", which were created by the Northern Song painter Mi Fu. Notable Ming dynasty artists include Lu Wenying, the court academy painter and Yang Wencong, a government official and literati painter from the late Ming dynasty who died in a battle against the Qing army. Artists featured from the Qing dynasty include Gong Xian of the Jinling school, Wang Hui, said to have belonged to the Orthodox school, as well as several other literati and genre paintings.

 Major works in this exhibition

* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Hermitage in Autumn Woods, By Wang Fu, Ming dynasty, dated 1401 (Important Art Object, on exhibit through November 30, 2008)
Solitary Angler on a Wintery River, By Zhu Duan, Yuan dynasty, 16th century (Important Cultural Property, on exhibit through November 30, 2008)
Fisherman, By Zhang Lu, Ming dynasty, 16th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Gokokuji,Tokyo, on exhibit through November 30, 2008)
Sound of Stream Among Bamboos, By Li Shida, Ming dynasty, 16th - 17th century (Important Cultural Property, on exhibit through November 30, 2008)
Landscape,By Gong Xian, Qing dynasty, 17th century (on exhibit through November 30, 2008)
Streams and Mountains without End,By Wu Zhen, Ming dynasty, dated 1632 (Important Art Object, on exhibit through November 30, 2008)
Travellers in Autumn Mountains, By Xiao Yuncong, Ming dynasty, 17th century (Important Cultural Property, on exhibit through November 30, 2008)
Toy-pedlar, By Lu Wenying, Ming dynasty, 15th - 16th century (Important Art Object, on exhibit from December 2, 2008)
Landscape, With inscription by Du Guandao, Ming dynasty, 14th century (Important Cultural Property, on exhibit from December 2, 2008)
Flowers and Birds of the Four Seasons: Winter, By Lu Ji, Ming dynasty, 15th - 16th century (Important Cultural Property, on exhibit from December 2, 2008)
Zhunge Liang, By Zhang Feng, Qing dynasty, 17th century (Gift of Mr. Mayuyama Junkichi, on exhibit from December 2, 2008)
Landscape, By Gong Xian, Qing dynasty, dated 1673 (Important Art Object, on exhibit from December 2, 2008)
Watching a Waterfall, By Lu Wei, Qing dynasty, 18th century (on exhibit from December 2, 2008)
Landscape, By Yang Wencong, Ming dynasty, dated 1628 (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujiro, on exhibit from December 2, 2008)
View over Streams and Mountains, By Wang Hui, Qing dynasty, dated 1684 (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kikujiro, on exhibit from December 2, 2008)