Feb 18, 2010
Dec 8, 2009
Feb 18, 2010

Squirrels on the Chestnut Tree

Squirrels on the Chestnut Tree



Ge Shuying 葛淑英

(Chinese, active 1300s)

Hanging scroll, ink on paper

Image: 97 x 39.4 cm (38 3/16 x 15 1/2 in.); Overall: 181.6 x 58 cm (71 1/2 x 22 13/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1979.70



Songtian is known for his depictions of squirrels in a monochrome style characterized by crisp, decisive brushstrokes. He may have been a Chan (Zen) priest-painter,or perhaps a Daoist painter, active in the Hangzhou region of China. From there his works spread to Japan.

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Chinese Art
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