Wang Jian

       Wang Jian (王鑑, 1598–1677) was a Chinese landscape painter during the Qing dynasty (1644–1912). His courtesy name was Xuanzhao (玄照) and pseudonyms were Xiangbi (湘碧) and Ranxiang Anzhu (染香庵主).

       Wang Jian was born in Taicang in Jiangsu Province (near modern Shanghai), a fellow townsman and friend of Wang Shimin (王時敏, 1592–1680). Both of them were pupils of Dong Qichang (董其昌, 1555–1636). Wang Jian’s landscape paintings mostly followed the styles of Song and Yuan masters, such as Dong Yuan (董源, 10th century), Huang Gongwang (黃公望, 1269–1354), and Wang Meng (王蒙, 1308–1385). He is a member of the Four Wangs, which also include Wang Shimin, Wang Hui (王翬, 1632–1717), and Wang Yuanqi (王原祁, 1642–1715).

Landscape after Wu Zhen
Landscape after Wu Zhen
Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains
Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains
Distant Peaks amid Drifting Mists
Distant Peaks amid Drifting Mists
Landscape in the Styles of Old Masters
Landscape in the Styles of Old Masters
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