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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst


Maker(s):Zhai Dakun (Chai Ta-k'un)
Culture:Chinese (active ca. 1770-1804)
Title:Cliffs by the Sea, from the series Landscapes in the Styles of Earlier Masters
Date Made:1804
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

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.

landscapes; cliffs; water; poetry

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