Painting of Three Friends: pine trees, bamboos, and plum blossoms
Xiao san you tu bing ji
San you tuVIA ID
Harvard Fine Arts Library, Special Collections; F-34
19th cent.-early 20th cent.
161 x 68 cmForm/Genre
Xi'an bei lin, Xi'an Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China
Rubbing from a stele depicting images of bamboos, plum blossoms and pine trees (so-called "San you" or "Sui han san you"-- Three Friends of Winter.) Inscriptions on the top section of the painting praising "Three Friends," plum blossoms, bamboos, and pine trees representing high virtues of gentlemen-- endurance, integrity and modesty. A seal follows the inscriptions. / Painting and calligraphy by Li Fengchun (Qing artist) and engraved by Bu Zhaomeng.
Citation/References: Xi'an bei lin, 1963. p. 96. / Xi'an bei lin quan ji, 1999, Case No. 12, v. 104, p. 384-385. (Xiao san you tu). / Beijing tu shu guan cang hua xiang ta ben hui bian, 1993, v. 10, p. 33. (San you -- song, zhu, mei-- tu bing ji). / Zhongguo mei shu jia ren ming ci dian, 1981, p. 384 (Li Fengchun); p. 10 (Bu Zhaomeng).
General note: Script style: in kai shu. / F-33 is a duplicate.
Historical: Stele date: 8th. mo. of 26th. yr. of Kangxi, Qing Dynasty (1687).