Landscape in the Style of Various Old Masters: Landscape after Juran (active 10th century CE) Artist: Wang Jian (Chinese, 1598–1677)


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Each of the eight paintings in this album bears an inscription identifying an important earlier artist as the inspiration for the composition and brushwork. Wang Jian was an ardent collector of paintings and one of four friends with the surname Wang, all well-known painters in the seventeenth century who shared an interest in vigorous study and creative imitations of earlier masters, particularly artists who had become part of an orthodox lineage revered in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The inscription on the last page of the album indicates that it was produced, probably as a gift, for a certain Weihou, likely a pen name for a cultivated gentleman with discerning tastes.


Album leaf, ink and color on paper


image: 8 3/8 × 5 9/16 in. (21.2 × 14.1 cm)
without mounting: 8 1/2 × 5 3/4 in. (21.6 × 14.6 cm)
with mounting: 14 3/16 × 9 in. (36 × 22.9 cm)

Credit Line

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund

Accession Number



Qing dynasty (1644–1911)


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Lok Tsai Hsien Collection
  • Elise K. Kenney, ed., Handbook of the Collections: Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 299, ill
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Object/Work type

landscapes (representations)


mountains plants


Artist's seal on each leaf, see notes for inscription


Signature and inscription on 9th leaf 倣巨然

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