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Three Kinds of Fruit
XB1992.0160
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Masterpiece

Although the ink plant is the most frequent subject in Qianlong's works, the formalized juxtaposition of the fruit and the feeble brushwork of this painting demonstrate that he was not highly competent in this art. The painting also bears his own dazzling seals impressed in prominent positions. The fluid movement with a subtle balance of brushstrokes in his calligraphy reflects the influence of his favourite Yuan artist, Zhao Mengfu, whose calligraphic style was prevalent in court circles during the Qianlong period.

History of the Object
Emperor Qianlong, original name Aixinjueluo Hongli, also known as Gaozong, reigned in China for sixty years. More than 2,500 paintings and calligraphic works and 43,000 poems have been attributed to Qianlong, and he is regarded not only as a prolific painter and calligrapher but also an enthusiastic writer and poet. He was proud of his connoisseurship and had a very strong passion for authentication, inscribing and impressing his collector's seals on the works of the imperial collection. Court painting reached its zenith during the reign of Qianlong in the Qing dynasty, as the court academy produced a large quantity of works serving in large measure as visual records of glorious events as well as for the personal pleasure and enjoyment of the emperor.

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Type
Painting 
Materials
Ink on paper 
Measurements
Width 82.7 cm Length 25.4 cm  
Creator name
Emperor Qianlong 
Creator date
1711 – 1799 
Where it was made
China 
Geography
China 
Time period
AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century 
Creation date
18th Century; 1760 
Function
Painting 
Acquisition
The item was donated to the Hong Kong Museum of Art in 1989 by a local collector Mr. Low Chuck-tiew (1911 – 1993) who was a renowned collector of Chinese painting and calligraphy. 
Copyright
Collection of the Hong Kong Museum of Art 
Acknowledgements
 
Owner
Government property, HKSAR 
Museum
Hong Kong Museum of Art 
Credit line
Xubaizhai Collection of Chinese Painting and Calligraphy 

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