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- No.221, Sec. 2, Zhishan Rd., Shilin Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
Gallery: (Northern Branch) Exhibition Area I 102
Along the River During the Qingming Festival
The Qing Court Artists, Qing dynasty
Handscroll, ink and color on silk, 35.6×1152.8 cm
"Along the River During the Qingming Festival" is a masterpiece of realistic genre painting, with many copies of it being done over the centuries. This version, a collaborative effort of five Qing court artists: Chen Mei, Sun Hu, Jin Kun, Dai Hong and Cheng Zhidao, was completed in 1736, the first year of the Qianlong Emperor’s reign. Known as the "Qing court version," the handscroll is quite rich in its content, following the styles and contents of previous versions. The masterpiece has bright color and mature brushwork, the ruled-line representation of the architecture and the figures are fine and precise. It is an invaluable source for studying the society and customs of the Ming and Qing dynasty.