Album of Calligraphy and Paintings

Bian Shoumin18th Century

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

The artist Bian Shoumin is known for his depiction of wild geese, water, and reeds. The migrant birds in autumn and winter evoked, in the minds of the Chinese intelligentsia, a time of parting and sorrow.

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  • Title: Album of Calligraphy and Paintings
  • Creator: Bian Shoumin (Chinese, 1684-1752)
  • Date Created: 18th Century
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 18.5 x 27.5 cm (7 5/16 x 10 13/16 in.)
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1999.260.d
  • Medium: album leaf; ink and color on paper
  • Department: Chinese Art
  • Culture: China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
  • Credit Line: Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Roger Y. K. Hsu, Dr. Daphne T. Hsu, and Dr. Jeffrey T. Hsu in memory of Robert P. Bergman
  • Collection: ASIAN - Album leaf
  • Accession Number: 1999.260.d

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