The Haven of the Peach-Blossom Spring



attributed to Shi Rui 石銳

(Chinese, c. 1400-c. 1470)
Image: 24.7 x 22.2 cm (9 3/4 x 8 3/4 in.); Overall: 66.7 x 40.4 cm (26 1/4 x 15 7/8 in.)
Location: not on view
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Some fifty inhabitants of the Peach Blossom Spring gather in a small clearing surrounded by thatched huts and cottages.


A miniature inspired by the “Peach Blossom Spring,” this painting illustrates the well-known tale written by the poet-recluse Tao Yuanming (365–427 CE), in which a fisherman accidentally discovers a hidden utopian village where residents live in harmony, untouched by the outside world's troubles. While the painting lacks a signature, scholars concur on its attribution to Shi Rui, evident from the dynamic landscape and the effortlessly rendered figures that showcase the artist's skill.
The Haven of the Peach-Blossom Spring

The Haven of the Peach-Blossom Spring


Shi Rui

(Chinese, c. 1400-c. 1470)
China, Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

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