Skip to main content

Page from Ten Bamboo Studio - Bamboos and chrysanthemums: P.17-1955

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Page from Ten Bamboo Studio - Bamboos and chrysanthemums
Ten Bamboo Studio Collection of Callilgraphy and Painting

Entities

Categories

Description

An illustration from the earliest Chinese book printed in colour woodblocks invented and perfected by Hu Zhengyan (1583/4-1673/4), to reproduce the effect of watercolour painting. The book comprised eight categories (8 vols, 16 parts): birds, plums, orchids, bamboos, fruit, stones, ink drawings (round fans) and miscellany. The leaves are printed on one side only; they were folded in half and glued together along the outer fold, and each image was followed by an accompanying text, in most cases a poem. This example has been taken out of its original binding. 5/6 (III), 18; seal: Wên chung

Notes

History note: Sotheby's 3 March 1955, part of lot 28 (probably from the collection of Prince Vladimir Galitzine)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1955) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

Dating

17th Century
Production date: circa AD 1633

School or Style

Chinese

Techniques used in production

Colour printing
Woodcut

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.17-1955
Primary reference Number: 223167
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Tuesday 19 June 2018 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

Citation for print

This record can be cited in the Harvard Bibliographic style using the text below:

The Fitzwilliam Museum (2023) "Page from Ten Bamboo Studio - Bamboos and chrysanthemums" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/223167 Accessed: 2023-02-02 03:12:21

Citation for Wikipedia

To cite this record on Wikipedia you can use this code snippet:

{{cite web|url=https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/223167 |title=Page from Ten Bamboo Studio - Bamboos and chrysanthemums |author=The Fitzwilliam Museum|accessdate=2023-02-02 03:12:21|publisher=The University of Cambridge}}

API call for this record

To call these data via our API (remember this needs to be authenticated) you can use this code snippet:

https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/api/v1/objects/object-223167

Please enter your name as you would like to be addressed
Please enter your email address
The object accession number - this is prefilled
Please enter your query with as much detail as possible

More objects and works of art you might like

Sample

Accession Number: T.146-1977

Plate

Accession Number: OC.3-1946

Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove

Accession Number: O.76-1991

Suggested products from Curating Cambridge

You might be interested in this...

Sign up for updates

Updates about future exhibitions and displays, family activities, virtual events & news. You'll be the first to know...