Figures after Chen Hongshou
Figures after Chen Hongshou
Figures after Chen Hongshou
Figures after Chen Hongshou
Figures after Chen Hongshou
Figures after Chen Hongshou
Figures after Chen Hongshou
Figures after Chen Hongshou
Figures after Chen Hongshou
Figures after Chen Hongshou

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Figures after Chen Hongshou

Gai Qi (Chinese, 1774-1829)


倣陳洪壽人物

Gai's first inscription reads

嘉慶五年秋九月上澣,玉壺外士改 琦 寫于澄園

During the first ten days of the ninth lunar month in the fifth year of the Jiaqing reign [1800] the "Jade-vase mountain dweller," Gai Qi, painted this at the Cheng Garden.

Gai's second inscription reads

此畫余十年前所作也。筆意效老蓮居士本。蓋繪事非天才不能辦到。余自愧老拙,未能仿佛古人萬一也。時丁卯冬至日。七薌改琦又記

This painting is one I did ten years ago. I painted it after an example by the retired scholar, Laolian [Chen Hongshou].  As a matter of fact, no one can paint, unless he is talented. I regret that I am old and clumsy, thus I am unable to catch even one ten thousandth of what old masters could do. It is the winter solstice day in 1807 when Qixiang, Gai Qi, again inscribes this. [tr. M. Wu]

[Sotheby's, N.Y., May 29, 1991, lot 63]; [James Freeman]; Henry Harrison; IMA (2004.64)

Object Information

artist
Gai Qi (Chinese, 1774-1829)
dynasty
Qing dynasty
period
Jiaqing
creation date
1800
materials
ink and color on silk
dimensions
35 3/8 x 18 1/8 in. (image)
mark descriptions
sig: Gai Qi
seals: Gai Boyun yin; Yuhu waishi; Gai Qi ; Yuhu waishi
accession number
2004.64
credit line
Gift of Henry and Lee Harrison
copyright
Public Domain
collection
colors