Album of Miscellaneous Subjects, Leaf 4

Album of Miscellaneous Subjects, Leaf 4


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Fan Qi 樊圻

(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 1975.22.4



Leaf 4

This leaf alludes to Wang Wei's poetic lines:
In empty hills, there is no one there;
Yet one can hear the sound of conversation.

Xu Fang's colophon reads:
By chance, I start my journey from the
watershed to remote regions,
Suddenly I see the silhouette of
mountains-myriad expanses of green.
What is this Feilai Peak which now
does not recede?
Its rocky walls, linked to heaven, are
drenched by a waterfall.

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