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Maker/s

Chen Yang (maker)

Collection

Messel-Rosse Collection

Category

fans

Name

screen fan

Description

Screen fan inscribed with: 'Yun shan cang cang jiang shui jui jui xien sheng/ ji feng shan gao ming change/ Chen yan Kan' ('The misty mountains are cold and vast, rivers and streams are in flood. The gentleman's usual mountain haunts grow higher and clearer'. Carved by Chen Yang. Decorated with a full-length three-quarter view of a standing fisherman. Stick: dark hard wood carved and inset with bamboo skin. Face: bamboo skin, laminated, carved in low relief and incised.

Production Place

China (maker) (country)

Chinese (maker) (nationality)

Technique Description

Stick: dark hard wood carved and inset with bamboo skin. Face: bamboo skin, laminated, carved in low relief and incised.

Dimensions

height: (guards): 39.7 cm
width: 19.8 cm

Period

18th century

Date

after 1701 to 1800

Provenance

bought: Anne, Countess of Rosse 1985-01-28 (Filtered for: Applied Arts collection)

Colonel Leonard C. Messel (1872-1953); Anne, Countess of Rosse (1902-1992)

Purchased with a grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and a gift from The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Inscriptions/Marks

  1. inscription
    Position: front, top left
    Content: Inscribed Yun shan cang cang jiang shui jui jui xien sheng/ji feng shan gao ming chang/Chen yan Kan
    Language: chinese
    Translation: the misty mountains are cold and vast, rivers and streams are in flood. The gentleman's usual mountain haunts grow higher and clearer.

Documentation

  1. Armstrong, Nancy (1985) Fans from the Fitzwilliam. A Selection from the Messel-Rosse Collection, Cambridge (Cambs.): Fitzwilliam Museum Enterprises Ltd
    [comments: Publ. pl. 62]

Other Notes

A Chen Yan is recorded in 'Chunggiro Lidai shuhui juanke jia cihao soyin' as living between Kangxi and Qianlong and specialising in 'feathers and fur'. (lingmao)

Accession Number

O.5-1985 (Applied Arts)
(Reference Number: 118421; Input Date: 2005-02-16 / Last Edit: 2011-05-04)

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