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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 1975.22.7
The cricket stands on the yellowing leaf of a ripening rice plant.
Leaf 7 Han Tan's colophon reads: Thoughts of autumn in the nuptial chamber with the new chill arising, The white frost all persuasive with a bright moon shining. Outside the window, a crisp wind conveys the sound of crickets. Within this quiet dream, I seem to sense the fragrance of orchids.
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