(Chinese, active c. 1610-1640)
Album leaf, ink and color on silk
Overall: 24.5 x 26.7 cm (9 5/8 x 10 1/2 in.)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Sherman E. Lee 1999.224
Although little known today, Tao Hong was a versatile artist who here depicts farmers returning home after a day in the fields. The shallow stream and dormant rice fields, the returning birds, and light sprinkles of green foliage all indicate the beginning of the farming season and hope for a good harvest. While the first leaf of this pair, 1999.223, depicts rural life, this one is of a more poetic nature. A lone crane stands in a bamboo grove. By using light colors and nuanced brushwork, Tao Hong achieves an effect of natural light and luminosity.
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