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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):Hua, Yan
Culture:Chinese (1682-1756)
Title:Watching the Bathing of a Horse in the Evening Cool
Date Made:late 17th-early 18th century (Qing Dynasty)
Type:Painting; Scroll
Materials:Ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; China; possibly Hangzhou (Zhejiang Province) or Yangzhou (Jiangsu Province)
Measurements:Overall: 95 3/4 in x 36 5/16 in; 243.205 cm x 92.23375 cm; Mount: 95 3/4 in x 33 1/16 in; 243.205 cm x 83.97875 cm; Image: 66 in x 31 1/2 in; 167.64 cm x 80.01 cm
Narrative Inscription:  TITLE: recto, upp. r., vertical (brush and black ink): [Chinese character, wan liang kan xi ma] ; SIGN: recto, upp. r., vertical (brush and black ink): [Chinese character, xin luo shan ren xie yu zhu bai ge] ; SEAL: recto, upp. r. (seal in red ink): [Chinese character, Hua Yan] ; SEAL: recto, upp. r. (seal in red ink): [Chinese character, xiao dong men ke] ; SEAL: recto, lwr. r. (seal in red ink): [Chinese character, wang ji qian hai wai suo jian ming ji] ; SEAL: recto, lwr. r. (seal in red ink): [Chinese character, [ill.] gao zhen wan] ; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (seal in red ink): [Chinese character, bo hai hou ren] ; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (seal in red ink): [Chinese character, ou yang [ill.] ping] ; Seal: recto, lwr. l. (seal in red ink): [Chinese character, [ill.] [ill.] bie shu zhen cang].
Accession Number:  MH 1963.20.J.PI
Credit Line:Purchase with the John Martyn Warbeke Art Fund
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Description:
Long vertical hanging scroll of two figures sitting under trees and watching a man bathing a horse in water in the foreground.

Label Text:
The five-character title at the upper right is the
first half of a well-known couplet from a poem
by the T'ang poet Tu Fu:

"In the cool of the evening, watching the washing
of horses, among the trees of the forest, listening
to the song of cicadas."

Keywords/Tags:
animal, landscape, figure, leisure

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