Wang Mien: Plum Blossoms in Early Spring

Yuan Dynasty / hanging scroll / ink on silk

Wang Mien (1287-1359) was a native of Chu-chi, Chekiang province. His style name was Yuan-chang, and his sobriquets were Chu-shih shan-nung and Fan-niu-weng. He was talented in sketching bamboo and rocks, but especially excelled in painting ink plums after following the style of the Sung painter Yang Pu-chih. This work is from Wang Mien's late years. The branches protruding upward from the crooked and tilt trunk are executed in strong brushstrokes, and the blossoms are adroitly expressed in the method of outlining the petals and filling in the background with inkwash. It is a masterpiece ranked at the foremost of Yuan dynasty plum blossom painting.
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Hanging Scroll
No. Media Picture Size Hanging Scroll Size Price Shipping Purchase
P32 Ink on Silk 151.4cm x 52.2cm
59.6in x 20.6in
200.0cm x 64.3cm
78.7in x 25.3in
$715 $60 Out of Print
Sheet
No. Media Picture Size Sheet Size Price Shipping Purchase
P32s Ink on Silk 151.4cm x 52.2cm
59.6in x 20.6in
151.4cm x 52.2cm
59.6in x 20.6in
$365 $25

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