07 juillet 2023

The John R. Van Derlip Fund and the Thomas Barlow Walker Foundation Jade Collection at MIA

Jade Mountain Illustrating the Gathering of Scholars at the Lanting Pavilion, 1790. Light green jade, 57.2 × 97.5 cm. Minneapolis Institute of Art, The John R. Van Derlip Fund and Gift of the Thomas Barlow Walker Foundation, 92.103.13. The Qing dynasty emperor Qianlong (r. 1736–95) commissioned this jade boulder, apparently the largest piece of historic carved jade outside of China. It depicts a literary gathering of scholar-officials at Lanting, the Orchid Pavilion described in “Lanting jixu” (Preface to the Poems Composed... [Lire la suite]