Album of Miscellaneous Subjects, Leaf 1

Album of Miscellaneous Subjects, Leaf 1

山水花鳥圖冊

early 1650s

Part of a set. See all set records

Fan Qi 樊圻

(Chinese, 1616-aft 1694)

Album cover

Image: 12.6 x 17.3 cm (4 15/16 x 6 13/16 in.); Overall: 21 x 22 cm (8 1/4 x 8 11/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1975.22.1

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Description

Leaf 1 may be inspired by Li Bai's poetic line: A small boat has sailed through ten thousand layers of hills. Wang Wu's colophon reads: "A narrow path coiling, winds across rock foundations; Old vines and ancient trees meet the sunset's slanting rays. Unaware that my small boat has gone so far, By the time it reverses its oars, the green mountains will be half-covered with clouds."

See also
Collection: 
ASIAN - Album leaf
Department: 
Chinese Art
Type of artwork: 
Painting
Medium: 
Album cover

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