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Painting in Ink on Silk from China

Painting, Ink on Silk, East Asia, China

Works of Art (34)

Beneficent Rain, Yuan dynasty, early 13th–14th century, Zhang Yucai (Chinese), Handscroll; ink on silk (1985.227.2)
Classic of Filial Piety, Northern Song dynasty, ca. 1085, Li Gonglin (Chinese), Handscroll; ink on silk (1996.479)
The Colors of Mount Taihang, Qing dynasty, dated 1669, Wang Hui (Chinese), Handscroll; ink and color on silk (1978.423)
Cranes, Peach Tree, and Chinese Roses, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), After Shen Nanpin (Shen Quan) (Chinese), Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk (1975.268.81)
Elegant Gathering in the Apricot Garden, Ming dynasty, ca. 1437, After Xie Huan, China, Handscroll; ink and color on silk (1989.141.3)
Emperor Guan, Qing dynasty, Unidentified Artist, Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk (2001.442)
Finches and Bamboo, Northern Song dynasty, Emperor Huizong (Chinese), Handscroll; ink and color on silk (1981.278)
The Immortal Lü Dongbin Appearing over the Yueyang Pavilion, Southern Song, Yuan, or early Ming dynasty, late 13th–early 14th century, China, Fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on silk (17.170.2)
Investiture of a Daoist Deity, colophons dated 1641, China, Handscroll; ink, color, and gold on silk (38.31.1)
The Kangxi Emperor's Southern Inspection Tour, Scroll Three: Ji'nan to Mount Tai, Qing dynasty, 1698, Wang Hui (Chinese) and assistants, Handscroll; ink and color on silk (1979.5)
Lady Su Hui and Her Verse Puzzle, Ming dynasty, 16th century, China, Handscroll; ink and color on silk (33.167)
Landscapes after Ancient Masters, Qing dynasty, dated 1677, Gao Cen (Chinese), Album of ten paintings: ink and color on silk (2007.50)
Marshal Wang, Ming dynasty), dated 1542, China, Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk (1989.155)
Mountain Market in Clearing Mist, Southern Song dynasty, Xia Gui (Chinese), Album leaf; ink on silk (13.100.102)
Old Trees, Level Distance, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), ca. 1080, Guo Xi (Chinese), Handscroll; ink and color on silk (1981.276)
Orchids, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279), Ma Lin (Chinese), Album leaf; ink and color on silk (1973.120.10)
Palace Banquet, Five Dynasties (907–60) or Northern Song (960–1127) dynasty, 10th–11th centuries, China, Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk, (2010.473)
Palace Banquet, Unidentified Artist (10th century), Chinese, Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk (L.1997.24.2)
The Palace of Nine Perfections, Qing dynasty, dated 1691, Yuan Jiang (Chinese), Set of twelve hanging scrolls; ink and color on silk (1982.125)
Poet Strolling by a Marshy Bank, Southern Song dynasty, Liang Kai (Chinese), Fan mounted as an album leaf; ink on silk (1989.363.14)
Portrait of an Old Lady, Zude, China, Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk (59.49.2)
Portrait of Bi Shichang, from the set Five Old Men of Suiyang, before 1056, Unidentified Artist, China, Album leaf; ink and color on silk (17.170.1)
Portrait of the Artist's Great Grand Uncle Yizhai at the Age of Eighty-Five, Ming dynasty, dated xiyou (1561 or 1621), Zude, China, Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk (59.49.1)
Portrait of the Imperial Bodyguard Zhanyinbao, Qing dynasty, dated 1760, Unidentified Artist, China, Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk (1986.206)
The Qianlong Emperor's Southern Inspection Tour, Scroll Six: Suzhou, Qing dynasty, dated 1770, Xu Yang (Chinese), China, Handscroll; ink and color on silk (1988.350)
Quatrain on Spring's Radiance, Southern Song dynasty, Yang Meizi (Chinese; empress to Ningzong), Fan mounted as an album leaf; ink on silk (1989.363.12)
Riverbank, Attributed to Dong Yuan (Chinese), Hanging scroll; ink and slight color on silk (L.1997.24.1)
Scholar by a Waterfall, Southern Song dynasty, late 12th–early 13th century, Ma Yuan (Chinese), Album leaf: ink and color on silk (1973.120.9)
Star Deities of the Northern and Central Dippers, Ming dynasty, Jingtai period, dated 1454, China, Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk (L.1999.108)
Summer Mountains, Northern Song dynasty, 11th century, Attributed to Qu Ding (Chinese), Handscroll; ink and pale color on silk (1973.120.1)
Ten Thousand Miles along the Yellow River, Qing dynasty, 1690–1722, China, Two handscrolls: ink, color, and gold on silk (2006.272a,b)
Two Birds on a Wintry Tree, Song dynasty, 13th century, Formerly Attributed to Lidi (Chinese), Fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on silk (1989.363.15)
Two Hawks in a Thicket, Ming dynasty, 15th century, Lin Liang, China, Hanging scroll; ink and pale color on silk (1993.385)
Viewing Plum Blossoms by Moonlight, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279), Ma Yuan (Chinese), Fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on silk (1986.493.2)