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Collection Online as of June 28, 2017

Clouds Visiting a Mountain Retreat, 1633

hanging scroll, ink on silk, Image: 176.4 x 101 cm (69 7/16 x 39 3/4 in); Overall: 287 x 122 cm (112 15/16 x 48 in). Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1971.19

The artist’s inscription states that he painted this landscape in the style of Kao Kegong, who in turn
followed Mi Fu’s and Mi Youren’s cloudy landscapes by applying layers of ink dots and washes to give
texturing and shading to mountains. While the earlier Northern Song masters created their brush idioms to capture the impressionistic effects of nature, later followers adopted the ancient methods for creative

Artist's inscription, signature and two seals: Imitating Kao Fan-shan's [Kao K'o-kung's] brush at Liu-yün-ho [Valley of Lingering Clouds] during a spring day in the kuei-yu year [1633]. Yen-shan, T'ao Hung [seals] T'ao Hung chih-yin; tzu Ch'iu-shui. trans. WKH 1 additional seal unidentified.

Asia House Gallery, New York, 1974: Lee, Colors of Ink, cat. no. 37.
Cleveland Museum of Art, 1981: Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting, cat. no. 200, p. 256.
Nara National Museum, Japan (2/21-3/29/98); Suntory Museum of Art, Tokyo (4/28-6/21/98) "Highlights of Asian Painting from The Cleveland Museum of Art" p.65, cat. no. 40

Main Asian Rotation (Gallery 242): January 7, 2015 - July 7, 2015.

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