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Seven Sages in Bamboo Grove by Wu Jin 伍進
Seven Sages in Bamboo Grove by Wu Jin 伍進


 
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Provided with the painting is an official letter of evaluation by Professor Emeritus Cai Xing Yi. Professor Cai was Director of Ancient Fine Arts Research Section and Chairman of Department of Art History of Graduate School - University of Beijing, China.

Evaluation by Cai Xing Yi reads:

This painting depicts seven men of letters gathering leisurely in a bamboo grove. Relaxed and content, they are either playing chess games, strumming the zither, or composing poems.

The style of this painting is somewhat close to that of Huang Shen (1687-1772) of Young Zhou school; the techniques are very mature and experienced. The seven hermits do not appear to be inebriated. The zither held by Ruan Ji is the stringless zither known in the legend of Tao Qian. Apparently the painter is using subjects from a popular legend in his painting. This is a common characteristic of folk artists in late Qing dynasty (late 19th century).

The artist signed his name in the upper right corner; therefore, we know his name is Wu Jin, with a style name of Da Ting. His life history needs further research.

By Cai Xing Yi
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伍進(19世纪末)

竹林七賢

此圖繪七位文士雅集於竹林間,或觀棋對奕,或弄琴自樂,或吟咏題壁,俱悠然自適。筆墨風格略近揚州畫派之黄慎(1687-1772),技法純熟老到。繪七高士却無醉態,阮籍懷中之琴却是陶潛之無弦琴,作者顯然衹是附會典故,以流行之通俗故事作畫題而已,此點通常乃晚清時期(19世紀)民間畫師之特色也。
畫家自署款於右上,知其姓伍名進,字達亭,生平則待考。

蔡星儀記。
Age: Qing ca 1800
Size: image 69" x 36" (175 x 91 cm); overall 83.5" x 46" (212 x 117 cm)
Media: Ink and pigment on paper
Condition: Excellent
Price: $11,000.00 USD
$11,000.00
$5,500.00

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