A Scholar and His Wife in Their Garden
Handscroll; ink on paper
image: 13 1/8 × 51 1/8 in. (33.3 × 129.9 cm)
mounted: 13 1/2 × 276 in. (34.3 × 701 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John P. Lyden
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Ren Xun. A Scholar and His Wife in Their Garden, 19th century. Handscroll; ink on paper, image: 13 1/8 × 51 1/8 in. (33.3 × 129.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John P. Lyden, 83.168.13 (Photo: , 83.168.13_PS9.jpg)
overall, 83.168.13_PS9.jpg., 2019
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A shaven-headed young scholar seated on a drum-shaped garden stool beside a gnarled tree while a woman kneels and prays before an outdoor altar bearing offering vessels filled with fruit. Dated and signed at upper left, with one seal of the artist.
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