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Album of Miscellaneous Subjects, Leaf 4

Album of Miscellaneous Subjects, Leaf 4

early 1650s
(Chinese, 1616–after 1694)
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.)
Location: not on view

Did You Know?

There is no sign of human presence in this sunny landscape dominated by a bold flat-topped cliff.

Description

Leaf 4 This leaf alludes to Wang Wei's poetic lines: In empty hills, there is no one there; Yet one can hear the sound of conversation. Xu Fang's colophon reads: By chance, I start my journey from the watershed to remote regions, Suddenly I see the silhouette of mountains-myriad expanses of green. What is this Feilai Peak which now does not recede? Its rocky walls, linked to heaven, are drenched by a waterfall.
  • Tomioka Tessai 富岡鐵齋 [1836–1924]
    ?-1975
    (Robert G. Sawers [b. c. 1934], London, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art)
    1975-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Lee, Sherman E. “The Year in Review for 1975.” The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art, vol. 63, no. 2, 1976, pp. 31–71. Reproduced: p. 70, cat. no. 155 www.jstor.org
    Ho, Wai-kam, Sherman E. Lee, Laurence Sickman, and Marc F. Wilson. Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting: The Collections of the Nelson Gallery-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Museum of Art, in cooperation with Indiana University Press, 1980. Reproduced: cat. no. 219, pp. 288-293
    Chou, Ju-hsi and Anita Chung. Silent poetry: Chinese paintings from the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland, OH: The Cleveland Museum of Art, 2015. Reproduced: pp. 379-385
  • Main Asian Rotation (Gallery 242). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (January 7-July 7, 2015).
    Eight Dynasties of Chinese Painting. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art (November 7, 1980-January 4, 1981); The Cleveland Museum of Art (February 10-March 29, 1981); Tokyo National Museum (October 4-November 17, 1982).
    Year in Review: 1975. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (February 3-March 7, 1976).
  • {{cite web|title=Album of Miscellaneous Subjects, Leaf 4|url=false|author=Fan Qi|year=early 1650s|access-date=24 April 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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