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Chen Mei [Ch’en Mei] (1694?-1745)

“Farmer’s Cottage Beneath Old Trees” 1734

Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper
101.0 x 46.5 cm. (39 3/4 x 18 1/4 in.)

“On the second day of the second lunar month, spring of the year 1734, the twelfth of the Yongzheng reign-era, painted by Chen Mei, called Zhiwo touduo.”

Artist’s seal:
Chen Mei (“The Official Mei”)

Collectors’ seals:
Bao qinwang bao (“Treasure of Prince Bao,” i.e. Hongli, 1711-1799, who was made a prince of the first rank with this name in 1733); Changchun zhushi (“Recluse of Everlasting Spring,” a seal used by Prince Bao); Suianshi; Cao jitang yanfu

Recent provenance:
Fujii Yurinkan, Kyoto

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