Painting in National Palace Museum, Qing dynasty (1644-1911) part1
Welcome to the National Palace Museum's collection of paintings from the Qing dynasty! Here, you can explore works by some of China's most famous painters, such as Shen Zhenlin, Yun Shouping, Wang Hui, Wang Shih-min, Wang Yuan-ch'i and Wu Li. These pieces range from depictions of the Twelve Lunar Months and Cats and Butterflies of Longevity to After Wang Wei's "Snow Over Rivers and Mountains" and Along the River During the Ch'ing-ming Festival. Come take a look at these incredible works of art today and learn more about Chinese culture during this period!
1. Cats and Butterflies of Longevity
Shen Zhenlin, also known as Fengchi, was a painter who served in the Qing court painting academy during the Xianfeng and Tongzhi reigns (1851-1874).
2. Activities of the Twelve Lunar Months: The Twelfth Month
This is one of a set of twelve paintings that is undated, but evidence suggests it was created during the early Qianlong reign (1736-1795). This scroll, which depicts a winter landscape with snow and frozen waters, shows various activities arranged in clusters.
3. The Five Purities
Yun Shouping was a native of Wujin in Jiangsu who was skilled in poetry, painting, and calligraphy. He was especially noted for his painting, and was one of the Six Early Qing Masters.
4. Summer Mountains and Misty Rain
Wang Hui was a native of Changshu in Jiangsu. He excelled in painting since childhood and received instruction from two of the other Four Wangs. He integrated past and present as well as northern and southern styles to develop his own style.
5. After Wang Wei's "Snow Over Rivers and Mountains"
Wang Shih-min was born into a family of scholars and artists in T'ai-ts'ang, Kiangsu.
6. The Peach Blossom Fishing Boat
Wang Hui was a painter from Ch'ang-shu in Kiangsu. He learned landscape painting from Wang Shih-min (1592-1680) and Wang Chien (1598-1677).
Yun Shou-p'ing (sobriquet Nan-t'ien) was a native of Wu-chin (modern Ch'ang-chou, Kiangsu) who grew up in a family of limited means.
8. Green Mountains and White Clouds
Wu Li was a Chinese student who converted to Christianity and entered the Jesuit order.
9. After Wang Meng's "Mountain Dwelling on a Summer Day"
Wang Yuan-ch'i was a Chinese scholar and artist who lived in the 1700s. He earned a degree in civil service in 1670 and worked for the government in various positions.