Title Page for the Album of Three Perfections
Wu Hufan used seal script calligraphy to compose this title page. The title is accompanied by a brief biography describing Jiang Shijie’s filial piety and humble habits; Jiang is believed to have emulated not just Ni Zan’s painting style but also the austere lifestyle of the Yuan master.
Ink on folded double page
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Baekeland
Frontispiece by Wu Hufan for set of album leaves by Jiang Zijie. Information taken from Joseph Chang 2014 Paintings survey.
Seal script calligraphy originally translated as Album of the Three Transcendences. Inscription by Wu Hu-fan (1894-1970) includes title and brief biography of Ch'ian Shih-ch'ieh's life. See translation in Chinese painting notebooks.
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Wu Hufan (Chinese, 1894-1970). Title Page for the Album of Three Perfections, 20th century. Ink on folded double page, 11 x 17 1/2 in. (27.9 x 44.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Baekeland, 66.188.4. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 66.188.4_PS2.jpg)
overall, 66.188.4_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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