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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 1975.22.9
The winter landscape turns ocher at dusk, and the birds roost for the night.
Leaf 9 Zhou Yi's colophon reads: Ancient trees share the slanting rays of the setting sun. Chilly ravens hover round their branches. The leader of the flock thinks this a good place to rest, Evening being the time for returning. This flock is the so-called filial crow, Who, in disgorging their own food [to feed the young], have compassionate hearts. Were the people in the world all like this, Fine talent would be everywhere.
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