|Author||Cheng Dayue 程大約, 1541-ca. 1616|
|Date||1606||Phys. Desc.||dig.pdf. [16 v. : ill.]|
|Location||Digital Archives||Call Number||NK6035.2.C64 C452 1606d|
|Chengshi moyuan 程氏墨苑 / [zhuanzhe Cheng Dayue 撰者程大約].|
Unspecified stitch-bound edition. Prefaces dated 1594-1605.
Dig.pdf. local access [Chengshi Moyuan.pdf]; BnF Mss. Chinois [CSMY1134-1137] 1136 n.a.
Online at Ctext.org.
See also BnF Mss. Chinois 1134-1137.
Chengshi Moyuan cataloged in six sections: heavenly works; places; officials; abundant items; scholarship; Buddhism and Daoism.
“….Four religious engravings that were owned by Ricci have been preserved in a most curious way, by being included in the “ink cake” album Chengshi moyuan 程氏墨苑 (The Ink Garden of Mr. Cheng), published shortly after 1605 by the famous ink master Cheng Dayue 程大約 (1541-1616?). With his fine sense of publicity Ricci had given them to Cheng to be reproduced both on his ink cakes and in this “sales catalogue”. Significantly, the four images (the disciples of Emmaus, Saint Peter sinking in the water, Sodom, and the Virgin with Child) were given a place in Cheng’s section of “Buddhist and Taoist subjects” (zihuang 緇黃). The reproduction of the Western prints is amazingly exact. Most interesting is the fact that the picture of the Virgin with Child according to its inscription was made “In Sem[inario] Jap[onico] 1597”, a clear sign of the connection with the Jesuit workshops in Japan.” ---Cf. Standaert, Handbook of Christianity in China, p. 811. See also p. 866.