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Maker(s):Zhai Dakun (Chai Ta-k'un)
Culture:Chinese (d.1804)
Title:Cliffs by the Sea, from the series Landscapes in the Styles of Earlier Masters
Date Made:1804
Type:Painting
Materials:Ink and color on paper
Place Made:Asia; China
Measurements:Mount: 17 1/4 in x 11 1/2 in; 43.8 cm x 29.2 cm; Sheet: 14 3/4 in x 9 1/2 in; 37.5 cm x 24.1 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, upp. l. (brush and black ink): [Yun ping, Chinese character]; SIGNATURE: recto, upp. l. (brush and black ink): [Zhai da kun, Chinese character]; SEAL: recto, upp. l. (stamp in red ink): [Da kun, Chinese character]; SEAL: recto, upp. l. (stamp in red ink): [Zi hou, Chinese character]; SEAL: recto, lwr. r. (stamp in red ink): [Deng shi jian cang]; INSCRIPTION: recto, upp. l. (brush and black ink): [Ji zhu lao shu jiang bian shang, shu dian qing shan wan li shen, ji de xi nian deng tiao chu, duan zhen sheng luo hai men qiu, Chinese character]
Accession Number:  MH 1961.1.7.J.PI
Credit Line:Purchase with the John Martyn Warbeke Fund
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Description:
One of twelve album leaves. On the left side of the painting is an expanse of still, misty body of water while on the right is a cliff protruding out onto the water. At the edge of the cliff, a figure sits looking out into the expanse.

Tags:
landscapes; cliffs; water; poetry

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