Landscape and Poems from an Album the Three Perfections
The three poems accompanying this simple scene express Jiang Shijie’s mourning for the Ming dynasty (defeated by the Manchus in 1644), his parting from a friend, and a return home at sunset after a leisurely drinking party. The verses infuse the image of a weeping willow and empty pavilion with a nostalgia that ranges in intensity from deep regret to light-hearted memories of a good time just past.
Ink on paper
late 17th century
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Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Baekeland
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Jiang Shijie (Chinese, 1647-1709). Landscape and Poems from an Album the Three Perfections, late 17th century. Ink on paper, 11 x 17 1/2 in. (27.9 x 44.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Baekeland, 66.188.3 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 66.188.3_PS2.jpg)
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Willow trees on a riverbank; text on facing page contains three poems.
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