Album of Miscellaneous Subjects, Leaf 5

Album of Miscellaneous Subjects, Leaf 5

山水花鳥圖冊

early 1650s

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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 1975.22.5

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Barren tree branches on the peak and the bushes' reddish foliage give the scene an autumnal feel.

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Leaf 5 This leaf evokes Zuo Si's poetic line: I shake my robe atop the cliff of thousand ren. Zhou Yi's colophon reads: That stone path surrounded by streams- for whom was it created? Leaning on my staff, I walk and hum, arriving alone. As soon as I ascend to gaze at these mountains, my happiness increases, Every morning the moistening dew makes the green moss slippery.

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