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An image of Scholars gathering at the Western Garden by GU Jianlong An image of Scholars gathering at the Western Garden by GU Jianlong An image of Scholars gathering at the Western Garden by GU Jianlong An image of Scholars gathering at the Western Garden by GU Jianlong

GU Jianlong

(China 1606 – post 1686)

Title
Scholars gathering at the Western Garden
Other titles:
Elegant gathering in the Western Garden
Place of origin
China
Period
Kangxi 1662 - 1722Qing dynasty 1644 - 1911 → China
Year
1705
Media category
Painting
Materials used
handscroll: ink and colour on silk
Dimensions

24.8 x 94.1 cm calligraphy; 26.1 x 283.0 cm image; 34.3 x 759.3 cm painting

Signature & date
Signed and dated u.l. corner, in Chinese, inscribed in black ink "... done in the second month of the year of jiyou [1705], of the reign of Kangxi." Signed l.l., in Chinese, inscribed in black ink, "Xuechen, Gu Jianlong." Signed l.l., in Chinese, stamped in red ink, "Gu Jianlong" above "Xuechen" [2 artist's seals].
Credit
Purchased 1957
Accession number
9417
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

Jackie Menzies, Art of the Brush - Chinese & Japanese painting calligraphy, Sydney, 1995, 8.

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'Landscape Painting', Sydney, 2003, 147 (colour illus.). The colour illus. on page 147 is a detail of this work.

Exhibition history (2)

Art of the brush, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 23 Sep 1995–12 Nov 1995

Sparse shadows, flying pearls: a Japanese screen revealed, Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, 27 Aug 2005–27 Nov 2005