Morning Sun over the Heavenly Citadel Peak

Morning Sun over the Heavenly Citadel Peak

1614

Ding Yunpeng 丁雲鵬

(Chinese, 1547-c. 1628)

Hanging scroll, ink and light color on paper

Painting: 212.7 x 55.4 cm (83 3/4 x 21 13/16 in.); Overall with knobs: 344.1 x 87.7 cm (135 1/2 x 34 1/2 in.)

Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1965.28

Description

Clouds rise from Mt. Xuanhu, where the waters flow into the Luo River; the morning sun is over the Heavenly Citadel Peak of Mt. Huang. This alluring landscape with mythical connotations and auspicious meanings was intended as a birthday gift to its recipient. The mountains here are associated with the legendary Yellow Emperor and the Daoist idea of immortality. It was also believed that a numinous turtle emerged from the Luo River, transmitting the Luo shu to Cangjie, who invented Chinese writing.

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