Clouds Rising above Mountains and Streams Artist: Chen Danzhong (jinshi 1643) (Chinese)


Album leaf; ink on paper; framed and glazed


without mounting: 9 3/4 × 12 11/16 in. (24.8 × 32.2 cm)
framed: 15 5/16 × 18 3/16 in. (38.89 × 46.2 cm)

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Mary Griggs Burke Collection, Gift of the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation

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Ming dynasty (1368–1644) or Qing dynasty (1644–1911)


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Wang Jiqian (C. C. Wang 1907–2003); Mi Chou Gallery, New York; sold to Mary Griggs Burke (1916–2012), New York; bequeathed to the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation, New York, 2012; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2015
  • "Acquisitions July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin: Online Supplement (accessed December 1, 2016), 16
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Seal of Chen Danzong (Chen Danzhong yin) (square, intaglio)\r\nLianggong (rectangular, relief) [Zhou Lianggong, 1612-1672]


This closely resembles Administrator Beiyuan's [Dong Yuan, d. 967] Clouds Rising above Mountains and Streams. Hongshou [Chen Hongshou, 1598-1652]


On a spring day, Yuan weng [Zhou Lianggong] of Hansheng [Yangzhou] , the esteemed official, our fathers being of the same year in the examinations, took out twelve sheets of paper requesting paintings. Master Po [Su Shi] said: "My poem on Miaogao [tai] was composed fullfilling a rquest." I know that my paintings are not worthy of even being in a commonplace album. Your younger subordinate Chen Danzhong

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