The Purple Plantain Retreat After Tang Yin

Qian Du (Chinese, 1763-1844)

Not Currently on View
Image Licensing

In the first part of his inscription, Qian discusses the painting by Tang Yin (1470-1523) that he has copied. He notes that Tang used "the style of Li Tang (active 1100), which has no color or dots to suggest textures …"

In the second part, Qian describes the studio as being "at the seventh bend in the river at a most secluded place. On the mountain, there is not one inch of dirt because of the plantain forest of myriad trunks…."

(James Freeman, Kyoto); IMA

Object Information

artist
Qian Du (Chinese, 1763-1844)
dynasty
Qing dynasty
period
Jiaqing
creation date
1814
materials
ink on paper
dimensions
80-1/2 x 21 in. (overall)
mark descriptions
signed: Qian Shumei with 2 seals: Shu and Mei
accession number
1985.1
credit line
Gift of the Alliance of the Indianapolis Museum of Art
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Asian Art
colors

You May Also Like