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CHEN YU (1313-1384)

LANDSCAPE

Hanging scroll, ink on paper
25.4 x 31.3 cm. (10 x 12 1/3 in.)
Signed: Chen Yu
Dated seventh month, guihai year of the Hongwu era (1383)
One seal of the artist: Jing Cheng Ren
Two collectors' seals, including:
Song Luo (1634-1713): Shang Qiu Song Shi Jia Cang; and
Qiu Dong
Inscription above the painting by Xu Hang (1797-1867), noting that this painting by Chen Yu was once in the collection of Song Luo, with one seal and dated seventh year of the Daoguang era (1827)
One collector's seal of Weng Tonghe (1830-1904) above the painting: Weng Shu Ping Jian Cang Shu Hua Yin

Lot Essay

(US$5,200-6,500)

Note:
1. Chen Yu was a notive of Jinling. His sobriquet names include Zhongxing and Jingcheng, and he was generally known as Master Jingcheng. He did not serve in the Yuan court but at the start of the Ming dynasty was a government official, assisting the first emperor. He was a literary man who also painted, specialising in landscapes and portraiture, and his subjects included the Hongwu emperor. For brief biography, see Zhongguo Meishujia Renming Cidian, Shanghai Renmin Meishu Chubanshe, 1981, p.1032
2. For brief biography of Xu Han, see Zhongguo Meishujia Renming Cidian, ibid., p.946

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