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Culture
China, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
Title
The Hermit Xu You Resting by a Stream
Work Type
Painting
Date
1400s
Material
hanging scroll; ink and slight color on silk
Measurements
Painting: 138.2 x 75.2 cm (54 7/16 x 29 5/8 in.); Overall with knobs: 232.5 x 96.3 cm (91 9/16 x 37 15/16 in.)
Description
The subject of this painting, Xu You, is an ancient worthy and reclusive figure who, when offered the throne by the legendary emperor Yao, refused it and became a farmer under Mount Ji. And when the emperor offered him a post overseeing the Nine Territories (as China was known in ancient times), he went to the River Ying to cleanse his ears from such an unwelcome proposition. This painting portrays Xu You by the side of a river, calm and composed.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: ASIAN - Hanging scroll
Department: Chinese Art
Provenance: Yabumoto Shogoro 藪本莊五郎 (20th century), Amagasaki, Hyogo
Huang Lin 黄琳 (active about 1496–1532)
John L. Severance Fund
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1974.45_full.tif
SSID
24613604

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