Nov 12, 2009

Conversation in a Thatched Hut

Conversation in a Thatched Hut


late 1200s

Album leaf; ink and color on silk

Overall: 26 x 27.3 cm (10 1/4 x 10 3/4 in.)

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund 1975.21


Two scholars in white robes sit conversing in a simple hut before bamboo grove. The foreground and right side are filled with two spindly trees and grove of banana trees among rugged rocks and precipices, all drawn in ink outline and filled in with opaque blue and green pigment.

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