Album of Miscellaneous Subjects, Leaf 4


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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Did You Know?

There is no sign of human presence in this sunny landscape dominated by a bold flat-topped cliff.


The fourth painting by Fan Qi alludes to Wang Wei's poetic lines:
In empty hills, there is no one there;
Yet one can hear the sound of conversation.

The calligraphic colophon by Xu Fang adjacent to the painting 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.
Album of Miscellaneous Subjects, Leaf 4

Album of Miscellaneous Subjects, Leaf 4

early 1650s

Fan Qi

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

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