Eight Stallions

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Eight Stallions

 

 

Name:
Yang, Jin, 1644-1728 (Artist)
Title:
Eight Stallions
Other Titles:
Ba jun tu 八駿圖
Abstract:
This painting depicts eight horses about to bathe in a stream across the foreground. Six steeds take various poses alongside the water, including one rolling on his back. From the distance, a groom is seen riding the seventh stallion, leading the eight, along a winding path between rocks and trees. Every horse is individualized with different coat colors and patterns. A flock of black birds is over a tree to the upper left in which the distant mountains in light washes appear with the artist's inscription.
Format:
paintings; watercolors (paintings); drawings
Genre:
Animal art
Place of Origin:
China
Date:
1722
Physical Description:
1 hanging scroll ; image 60 3/8 x 26 3/4 in. (153 x 68 cm), scroll size, open: 110 3/8 x 35 1/16 in. (280 x 89.1 cm), Bottom rod: L. 38 3/4 in. (98.5 cm)
Note (Period):
Qing dynasty
Note (Medium/support):
Ink and colors on silk
Note (Inscriptions/signatures):
Upper left: Xi ting 西亭 (artist seal; intaglio in rectangular; the artist's inscription of seven lines; Yang Jin si yin 楊晉私印 (artist seal; intaglio in square); Zi he zhi yin 子鶴之印 (artist seal; relief in square). Lower right: Huai zhen du yuan 懷真獨遠 (artist seal; relief in square); He dao ren shi nian qi shi you jiu 鶴道人是年七十有九 (artist seal; relief in square)
Note (Ownership):
Gift of Chi-Ch'ien Wang to the Art History Department
Note:
The inscription by Yang Jin, dated the fourth month of 1722, states that the artist painted this work after a memory of having seen a painting of the same subject by Zhao Mengfu (1254-1322). For more information, consult the curatorial file in Art Properties.
Library Location:
Art Properties, Columbia University
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Catalog Record:
13028075
Digital Project:
Art Properties -- Columbia’s Art Collection Online
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-rwjt-5x05