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Qin Bingwen [Ch’in Ping-wen] 秦炳文

“Landscape after Wang Meng”

Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper
105.0 x 40.0 cm. (41 1/4 x 15 3/4 in.)

“Done in emulation of the surviving ideas of Huang-hao Shan-ch’iao (Wang Meng). Shuming (Wang Meng) and Yuanzhen (Ni Zan) were friends. Shuming’s density avoided the sparseness of Yuanzhen, but when complete, the brush and inkwork of Yuanzhen’s sparse fields and by-ways were extremely dense, while the brush and inkwork of Shu-ming’s dense fields and by-ways were very sparse. The two masters were still different while yet being the same. But those who haven’t gone to the Yueyang Pavilion, and personally seen Immortal Lu playing his flute, should rein in and stop, cover and (put out) the lamp, for (otherwise) within mistakes there will be mistakes.
Painted and inscribed by Qin Bingwen, called Yiding.”

Artist’s seals:
Yiding; Yanyun shihua

(NOTE: Further information is provided below the detailed images.)




Title slip –
“Qin Bingwen [painted this] fine work after Huanghe Shanqiao’s (Wang Meng) landscape”



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