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Artist, attributed to: Zheng Sixiao, Chinese, 1241–1318

An Orchid in Autumn

Late 13th–early 14th century

Handscroll: ink on paper

image (Painting): 9 1/8 × 21 7/8 in. (23.2 × 55.6 cm)
image (First Colophon): 9 3/16 × 178 1/2 in. (23.3 × 453.4 cm)
image (Second Colophon): 9 3/4 × 77 3/4 in. (24.8 × 197.5 cm)
rolled: 2 1/4 × 10 5/8 × 2 3/8 in. (5.72 × 26.99 × 6.03 cm)
Hobart and Edward Small Moore Memorial Collection, Gift of Mrs. William H. Moore
1952.52.20
Geography: 
China
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Yuan dynasty (1279–1368)
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Mrs. William H. Moore (Ada Small Moore) (1858–1955), New York; gift in 1952 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Osvald Sirén, Chinese Painting: Leading Masters and Principles, 7 vols. (New York: Hacker Art Books, 1973), 45, vol. 2, ill.

Mimi Gardner Gates, The Communion of Scholars: Chinese Art at Yale, exh. cat. (New York: China House Gallery, 1982), 104–106, no. 47, ill.

Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 297, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.