Research on Ancient literature about Huang Gongwang's Intimations of Rain Among Mountains and Streams and the Copies
Intimations of Rain Among Mountains and Streams of Huang Gongwang is one of the most important painting collections in the National Museum of China. There are nearly twenty-seven kinds of ancient literature that recorded the relevant information about the painting in terms of its colophons, seals, comment and historical background, most of which was about the colophons.In the painting there are three kinds of colophons respectively by Huang Gongwang himself,Wang Guoqi and Ni Zan and a poem written by Emperor Qianlong. Meanwhile more colophons of this painting are recorded in ancient literature including those of Zhang Chou, Chen Jiayan, Zhu Zhifan and Li Zhaoheng, which are absent in the artwork collected in the NMC. Even the content of colophons varies in different literature; the size and seals of the painting recorded in some literature fail to match the painting in the NMC collection. All those differences are important clues to study the painting. Unfortunately, there are too many divergences in ancient literature to convey a clear idea of the painting's version; they can nevertheless be consulted as references. Some comments,complimentary poems and background information recorded in some literature are also precious materials to study this masterpiece.
【CateGory Index】： J212