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Culture: Chinese
Title: Landscape: Fisherman in a Cave
Date: 1769 (summer)
Medium: Hanging scroll: ink and light colors on paper
Dimensions: Image: 50 x 18 inches (127 x 45.7 cm)
Credit Line: George and Mary Rockwell Collection
Object Number: 88.002.187
Label Text: Inscribed:
The blue-green pines above the river
and an autumn sky remote;
At the border of the City of the White Emperor
an ancient tree, distant
[Thus] see that the intention of the Old Man of the White Stone is this:
to follow and to imitate that time.

Xiqiu year, summer, the sixth month [1769]
[Signed] Dong Bangda

Dong Bangda was a native of Fuyang, Zhejiang province. In 1733 he attained the jinshi degree, awarded upon passing the highest level of the civil service examinations. He held high offices in the imperial court and participated in the compilation of the Shiqu Baoji {Treasured Boxes of the Stony Moat], the catalogue of painting and calligraphy in emperor Qianlong¿s collection. He gained recognition for his landscape paintings and for his calligraphy in archaic styles.

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