(Chinese, active first half of the 1100s)
Album leaf; ink and color on silk
Overall: 24.2 x 26.3 cm (9 1/2 x 10 3/8 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Severance A. Millikin 1963.588
This leaf is an early example of a new mode in landscape painting expressed in vistas of water-rich scenery that developed since the 900s. Li Anzhong, a court artist during the 1100s, witnessed the transition of the capital from Kaifeng across the Yangzi River to Hangzhou.
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