Album of Twelve Inkstone Paintings, one leaf of twelve, 1729

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Bian Shoumin was born in Huai'an, Jiangsu province where he was trained early in calligraphy and poetry. He passed the first level exams, but seems not to have entered government service and, from the 1720's onward, spent enough time painting in Yangzhou to be included by some critics amongst the group known as the "Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou." While Bian became famous for his relatively naturalistic and formulaic paintings of geese, he had a definite literary side, and in this unusual album, he has meticulously rendered with a dry brush, several inkstones that were in his possesion at one time or another. Later owners of the album have added commentaries making the work an interesting and informative literati document concerning old inkstones.

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Title
Album of Twelve Inkstone Paintings, one leaf of twelve
Artist Life
1684 - 1752
Role
Maker
Accession Number
98.169.2.3
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