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Culture: Chinese
Title: Landscape Album, of eight leaves (cloth and wood cover)
Date: 18th century
Medium: Album leaves: ink and colors on paper
Dimensions: Image: 4 1/2 x 6 inches (11.4 x 15.2 cm); Frame: 6 3/4 x 9 inches (17.1 x 22.9 cm)
Credit Line: Museum Acquisition Fund
Object Number: 72.112
Label Text: Dong Bangda received the jinshi degree in 1733 and eventually served as president of the Board of Rites under the Qianlong emperor (r. 1736-95). One of his responsibilities involved working with the commission that compiled three major catalogs of the imperial art collection. Dong¿s firsthand experience with the collection led him to copy a number of the paintings by earlier masters.

This small album presents eight intimate landscapes in the orthodox style. Leaf one, shown here, depicts a scholar and his servant, who carries a wrapped qin (zither), walking toward a temple.

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