Artist Chen Gua, Chinese, active 1547-1554
  • Bright Lake and Beautiful Mountains
Date 1549
Medium Ink on paper
Dimensions Overall: 96 × 21 5/8 inches (243.8 × 54.9 cm)
Image: 73 3/4 inches × 15 inches (187.3 × 38.1 cm)
Installed: 96 1/4 inches × 25 inches × 1 1/2 inches (244.5 × 63.5 × 3.8 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, Stoddard Fund for Asian Art
Accession Number 80.2
Department Asian Art
Not On View
Marks Stamps, in red, upper right, below inscription: [four seals]
Stamps, in red, right center: [two seals]
Stamps, in red, lower left center: [two seals]
Stamps, in red, lower right corner: [two seals]
Stamp, in red, lower left corner: [seal]
Inscriptions Poem inscribed on upper right; translation:
Trees in the valley cast shadow upon shadow,
The winding stream flows and reaches.
Gazing at the distant mountains beyond the clouds,
Its beauty surpasses that of the hibiscus flower.
(Chi Cheng);
1980-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Sogen. Pageant of Chinese Painting. Tokyo, p. 595, pl. 125.

Bulletin of the DIA 58, no. 4 (1980): p. 176 (ill.).

Mitchell, S.W. "The Asian Collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts." Orientations 13, no. 5 (May 1982): pp. 14-36 (fig. 10).