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(Chinese, 1616-aft 1694)
Album leaf, ink and color on silk
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 1975.22.3
This leaf evokes Wang Wei's poetic line:
Sit and watch the clouds rising.
Xu Fang's 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.
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