13 août 2016

Li Gonglin, The Classic of Filial Piety, ca. 1085, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)

Li Gonglin (Chinese, ca. 1041–1106), The Classic of Filial Piety, 北宋 李公麟 孝經圖 卷, ca. 1085, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127). Handscroll; ink and color on silk. Overall (a, painting): 8 5/8 x 187 1/4 in. (21.9 x 475.6 cm) Overall (b, colophons): 10 3/8 x 208 5/8 in. (26.4 x 529.9 cm) Overall (c, modern copy preserving seventeenth century silk restorations): 9 1/8 x 196 in. (23.2 x 497.8 cm). Ex coll.: C. C. Wang Family, From the P. Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Family Collection, Gift of Oscar L. Tang Family,... [Lire la suite]

13 août 2016

Unidentified Artist Chinese, active 11th century, Portrait of Bi Shichang, from the set Five Old Men of Suiyang, before 1056

Unidentified Artist Chinese, active 11th century, Portrait of Bi Shichang, from the set Five Old Men of Suiyang, 北宋 佚名 睢陽五老,畢世長像 冊頁, before 1056, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127). Album leaf; ink and color on silk. Image: 15 3/4 x 12 5/8 in. (40 x 32.1 cm). Rogers Fund, 1917. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 17.170.1 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  This portrait is one of a set that commemorates a gathering of five retired gentlemen at Suiyang, Henan Province. The... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2016

Huang Tingjian, Biographies of Lian Po and Lin Xiangru, ca. 1095, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)

Huang Tingjian (Chinese, 1045–1105), Biographies of Lian Po and Lin Xiangru, 北宋 黃庭堅 草書廉頗藺相如傳 卷, ca. 1095, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127). Handscroll; ink on paper. Image: 13 1/4 in. × 60 ft. 4 1/2 in. (33.7 × 1840.2 cm) Overall with mounting: 13 1/2 in. × 71 ft. 5 5/8 in. (34.3 × 2178.4 cm). Bequest of John M. Crawford Jr., 1988. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989.363.4 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Poet, calligrapher, and Chan (Zen) Buddhist adept, Huang Tingjian... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2016

Unidentified Artist Chinese, active 12th century, after Fan Kuan, Landscape in the style of Fan Kuan, early 12th century

Unidentified Artist Chinese, active 12th century, after Fan Kuan (Chinese, active ca. 990–1030), Landscape in the style of Fan Kuan, 北宋 佚名 倣范寬山水圖 軸, early 12th century, Song dynasty (960–1279). Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk. Image: 65 3/8 × 41 1/8 in. (166.1 × 104.5 cm) Overall with mounting: 9 ft. 8 1/2 in. × 49 3/4 in. (295.9 × 126.4 cm) Overall with knobs: 9 ft. 8 1/2 in. × 53 3/4 in. (295.9 × 136.5 cm). Gift of Irene and Earl Morse, 1956. The Metropolitan Museum of... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2016

Unidentified Artist Chinese, active late 10th–11th century, Palace banquet

Unidentified Artist Chinese, active late 10th–11th century, Palace banquet, 五代/北宋 佚名 乞巧圖 軸, Five Dynasties (907–960) or Northern Song (960–1127) dynasty. Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk. Image: 63 5/8 × 43 5/8 in. (161.6 × 110.8 cm) Overall with mounting: 10 ft. 4 in. × 44 3/8 in. (315 × 112.7 cm) Overall with knobs: 10 ft. 4 in. × 49 1/2 in. (315 × 125.7 cm). Ex coll.: C. C. Wang Family, Gift of Oscar L. Tang Family, 2010. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2010.473 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2016

Unidentified Artist Chinese, active mid-12th century, Emperor Xuanzong's Flight to Shu, mid-12th century

Unidentified Artist Chinese, active mid-12th century, Emperor Xuanzong's Flight to Shu, 南宋 佚名 明皇幸蜀圖 軸, mid-12th century. Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk. Image: 44 3/4 × 32 5/8 in. (113.7 × 82.9 cm) Overall with mounting: 95 1/2 × 54 in. (242.6 × 137.2 cm) Overall with knobs: 57 1/2 × 95 1/2 in. (146.1 × 242.6 cm). Rogers Fund, 1941. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 41.138 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  In 745, after thirty-three years of able rule, the Tang... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2016

Attributed to Zhong Shaojing, Spiritual Flight Sutra, ca. 738

Attributed to Zhong Shaojing (Chinese, active ca. 713–41), Spiritual Flight Sutra, 唐 傳鍾紹京 楷書靈飛經 冊, ca. 738, Tang dynasty (618–907). Album of nine leaves; ink on paper. Each leaf: 8 3/16 x 3 1/2 in. (20.8 x 8.9 cm). Purchase, The Dillon Fund Gift, 1989. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989.141.1a–i © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  The copying of sutras, the sacred texts of Buddhism and Daoism, was an act of devotion as well as a means of propagating the faith. It... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2016

Han Gan, Night-Shining White, ca. 750, Tang dynasty (618–907)

Han Gan (Chinese, active ca. 742–756), Night-Shining White, 唐 韓幹 照夜白圖 卷, ca. 750, Tang dynasty (618–907). Handscroll; ink on paper. Image: 12 1/8 x 13 3/8 in. (30.8 x 34 cm) Overall with mounting: 14 in. x 37 ft. 5 1/8 in. (35.4 cm x 11.4 m). Purchase, The Dillon Fund Gift, 1977. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1977.78 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  A leading horse painter of the Tang dynasty, Han Gan was known for capturing not only the likeness of a horse but... [Lire la suite]
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12 août 2016

De Beers

De Beers. Albert Bridge necklace. De Beers. 10.06-ct G-coloured round brilliant solitaire. De Beers. A rare grey diamond is the centrepiece of the Caress ring in the 1888 Master Diamonds collection. De Beers. The ornate Adonis Rose necklace is adorned with a pink diamond pear drop adding a touch of colour to the flowing marquise diamond design. Delicate pavé diamonds surround this beautiful pear cut diamond De Beers diamond ring engagement. De Beers. De Beers.  
12 août 2016

Ecuelle couverte, les huit immortels, décor en relief, 4e quart du 16e siècle, dynastie Ming (1368-1644)

Ecuelle couverte, les huit immortels, décor en relief, 4e quart du 16e siècle, dynastie Ming (1368-1644), porcelaine bleu blanc, fours de Jingdezhen. Sèvres, Cité de la céramique, MNC351bis. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (Sèvres, Cité de la céramique) / Martine Beck-Coppola