(Chinese, 1487-after 1567)
Hanging scroll, ink and light color on paper
Painting: 243.1 x 90 cm (95 11/16 x 35 7/16 in.); Overall with knobs: 295.6 x 115 cm (116 3/8 x 45 1/4 in.)
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1968.213
This large painting was likely created for a wealthy or powerful family's grand hall to impress their visitors.
This dramatic landscape composition was probably painted after Xie Shichen returned from a journey in 1547 that took him through various provinces of China, including Sichuan and sailing the Yangzi. The composition from a high vantage point offers a view deep into the Wu Gorge where rolling waves put a ship in peril. The scale and composition of this landscape, which was inspired by the majestic mountain scenery in Sichuan province, as well as Xie’s vigorous brushwork, are exceptional.
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