May 24, 2010
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May 24, 2010

Ramblers over a Winding Stream

Ramblers over a Winding Stream


before 1330

Luo Zhichuan 羅稚川

(Chinese, active 1280s–1320s)

Album leaf; ink on silk

Painting only: 24.5 x 25.2 cm (9 5/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Gift of the John Huntington Art and Polytechnic Trust 1915.536


This album leaf is one of few surviving paintings by Luo Zichuan. During the Yuan dynasty, the Luo family of painters in Jiangxi province, in Southern China, had a network of patrons extending their reputation all the way to the capital city of Beijing.

The small, rounded figures crossing the bridge on the right are gentlemen enjoying a ramble, rather than ascetics or travelers. The composition is dominated in the center foreground by “crab-claw” trees with knotty trunks and twisting branches. Their robust forms show Luo’s connection to the earlier master, Guo Xi (about 1020–about 1090).

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