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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 1975.22.6
A cicada clings to a willow branch while two bees fly in the moonlight .
Leaf 6 Zhou Yi's colophon reads: The bright moon emerges through the willow, The fragrance of flowers is already difficult to retain. Listening above these tall branches, I sense that faraway in my native place autumn has arrived. Obstructed, all the diminished waters flow, Abruptly the sound of a lute wafts to and fro. A strong wind, unabated, blows among the willow branches.
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