Figures after Chen Hongshou

 
Artist
Creation date
Period
Jiaqing
Dynasty
Qing dynasty
Materials
ink and color on silk
Mark Descriptions
sig: Gai Qi seals: Gai Boyun yin; Yuhu waishi; Gai Qi ; Yuhu waishi
Dimensions
35 3/8 x 18 1/8 in. (image)
Credit line
Gift of Henry and Lee Harrison
Accession number
2004.64
Collection
Not Currently On View

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)
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