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Apple Blossom / Ten Bamboo Studio Collection of Calligraphy and Painting; 十竹齋書畫譜; Shizhuzhai shuhua pu

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1930,1015,0.7

  • Title (object)

    • Apple Blossom

    Title (series)

    • Ten Bamboo Studio Collection of Calligraphy and Painting; 十竹齋書畫譜; Shizhuzhai shuhua pu
  • Description

    Woodcut. Apple blossom. Printed in colour on paper.

  • Date

    • 1633 - 1703 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 25.2 centimetres (Height of original paper)
    • Width: 27.1 centimetres (Width of original paper)
    • Height: 55.9 centimetres (Height of mount- Royal)
    • Width: 40.7 centimetres (Width of mount- Royal)
    • Height: 35.2 centimetres (Modern paper to which work is hinged)
    • Width: 37.1 centimetres (Modern paper to which work is hinged)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        調脂弄粉
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Tiao zhi nong fen
      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        沈存德
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Shen Cunde
      • Inscription Type

        seal impression
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

        存德
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Cunde
  • Curator's comments

    This album leaf is from the Ten Bamboo Studio Collection of Calligraphy and Painting, one of the earliest picture collections in China to be printed in colour, and the first that successfully imitated the art of the brush. The manual is named after the Ten Bamboo Studio in Nanjing, the residence of the scholar Hu Zhengyan (1584–1674). Hu compiled calligraphy and paintings of past and contemporary scholar-artists and entrusted a team of skilled artisans with the carving and printing of these images in eight volumes. The page is among a group of prints in the British Museum that are considered to be among the earliest and finest imprints of existing versions from the original blocks.

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    2012 5th May -29th July, New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, ‘The Printed Image in China’

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1930

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1930,1015,0.7

Woodcut. General subject - flower. Apple blossom. Printed in colour on paper.

Woodcut. General subject - flower. Apple blossom. Printed in colour on paper.

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