Along the River Bank: Chinese Paintings from the C. C. Wang Family Collection

Along the River Bank: Chinese Paintings from the C. C. Wang Family Collection

by Maxwell K. Hearn
     
 
One of the most important landscape hanging scrolls in the history of Chinese art-The River bank, attributed to the 10th-century painter Dong Yuan-is among the highlights of this volume, which explores the C. C. Wang Family Collection, one of the finest collections of Chinese old masters in private hands. Published to accompany an exhibition of works from the C. C.

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One of the most important landscape hanging scrolls in the history of Chinese art-The River bank, attributed to the 10th-century painter Dong Yuan-is among the highlights of this volume, which explores the C. C. Wang Family Collection, one of the finest collections of Chinese old masters in private hands. Published to accompany an exhibition of works from the C. C. Wang Family Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the book spans seven centuries of painting history. Wen C. Fong presents an in-depth contextual history of The Riverbank, which marks the inception of the monumental landscape tradition in China. Maxwell K. Hearn examines selected works in the C. C. Wang collection-important figural paintings, flower-and-bird paintings, and works of political protest-all of which are reproduced in color.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
Introduced by two eminent scholars of Chinese art, this exhibition catalog provides a detailed stylistic analysis and contextual history of the 12 Chinese paintings recently given to the Metropolitan Museum of Art by the C.C. Wang Family Collection--known to Western scholars and connoisseurs as one of the most important private collections of Chinese Old Master paintings assembled in the 20th century. Among the 12 masterpieces, dating from the tenth to the early 18th century, is the celebrated "Riverbank." This piece is generally considered by art historians to be a groundbreaking work that marks the beginning of the long tradition of monumental landscape painting in China. In addition to landscapes, the collection also includes figure paintings, a monochrome narrative, and flower-and-bird paintings by renowned Old Masters. Illustrated with mostly black-and-white illustrations, this attractive but narrow work is recommended for specialized, in-depth collections at academic and research libraries.--Lucia S. Chen, NYPL Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
Booknews
Published in conjunction with the September 1999 exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, this volume celebrates the promised gift to the museum of 12 major works from one of the great private collections of Chinese old master paintings. Ranging in date from the 10th to the early 18th century, the masterpieces include the famed attributed to 10th century master Don Yuan. The two authors are curators of Asian Art at The Metropolitan Museum. Wen C. Fong presents an in-depth stylistic analysis and contextual history. Maxwell K. Hearn examines each of the 12 paintings which comprise not only landscapes but also several important figure paintings. Contains 160 illustrations, including 55 colorplates. Oversize: 9.25x12.25<">. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810965416
Publisher:
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Series:
Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications Series
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
9.44(w) x 12.35(h) x 0.83(d)

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