Chen Nong, (alias Ming Zhai, style name Geng Ye), a native of Ganquan (present day Yangzhou, Jiangsu province). In Dictionary of names of Chinese artists he is described as specialising in painting historical figures and followed the traditional method which is demonstrated in this painting. The delicate clean lines point to the famous painter Gu Kaizhi (346-407), even the colours are reminiscent of his work. According to the inscription, the painting was painted on the birthday of Sakyamuni, which is April 8, in the year of Yiwei.
Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 2013.
Place where the work was made
Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
ink and colour on silk
27.2 x 32.4 cm image
Signature & date
Signed "Painted by Chen Nong at Ming studio on the day of Yufo of the yiwei year"
Gift of Edmund Capon 2013
Not on display