Album of Miscellaneous Subjects, Leaf 3

early 1650s

Fan Qi 樊圻

(Chinese, 1616–after 1694)
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.)
Location: not on view
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A waterfall descends between two mountains; the series of cascades is hinted by the careful placement of intermittent rocks.

Description

Fan Qi's painting for the third leaf of the album evokes Wang Wei's poetic line: Sit and watch the clouds rising.

Xu Fang's calligraphic colophon reads:
Green are the reeds, the sun not yet set;
Tree foliage and mountain colors divide the lake into two halves.
A solitary recluse sits upon a flat bluff,
Occasionally observing white clouds rising from the mountain tops.
Album of Miscellaneous Subjects, Leaf 3

Album of Miscellaneous Subjects, Leaf 3

early 1650s

Fan Qi

(Chinese, 1616–after 1694)
China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)

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