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"Chicken Ming Picture" Fan Page, Ming, Chen Jiayan Painting, Golden Paper, Colour Setting. 17 cm vertical and 52.4 cm transverse.
This picture is self-conscious: "Looking at August, I write a picture of chicken crowing. Chen Jiayan." According to "Guiyou", the first year of Wanli in Ming Dynasty (1573), when the author was 34 years old, the "August Hope" was August 15. Houjun's "Jiayan" Baifang Seal and "Kong Zhang" Zhu Fang Seal are on each side.
At dawn, the sun loomed among the thin clouds, and the dawn began to shine. In the courtyard, bamboo is green and autumn chrysanthemum is beautiful. A cock sings aloud on the grass slope. In the picture, the cock uses small freehand brushwork, instead of outlining the shape with the pen tip, it writes directly and finely. The pen is delicate, vigorous and loose, and the head and back of the cock are colored, while the chest, belly and tail transit with the shade of ink, which is realistic and vivid.
The cock sings and wakes up all things. A new day is coming. The painting was created in the first year of Wanli and should be congratulated on the new emperor's accession to the throne.