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Album of Miscellaneous Subjects, Leaf 8

Album of Miscellaneous Subjects, Leaf 8

山水花鳥圖冊

early 1650s

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Fan Qi 樊圻

(Chinese, 1616-aft 1694)

Album leaf, ink and color on silk

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.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1975.22.8

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The rock changes from ocher to green deepening into azurite blue accented with delicate dots of malachite green.

Description

Leaf 8 Li Bing's colophon reads: Maple leaves drift in the wind, the autumn gusts bracing, Hibiscus flowers steeped with water, the evening breeze light. The moonlight's slanting beams shine upon dreaming lovers. No wonder that pair of fowl should dream of their absent partners.

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