(Chinese, c. 1289-c. 1362)
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
Painting: 85.5 x 42.5 cm (33 11/16 x 16 3/4 in.); Overall with knobs: 229 x 70 cm (90 3/16 x 27 9/16 in.)
Bequest of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1997.93
The composition of two shores divided by a river was mostly famously associated with the Yuan painter Ni Zan.
In this typical southern two shores divided by a river composition, two fishermen, each seated in the stern of his covered houseboat, troll their hooks in the swirling water, holding short rods fitted with spooling reels.
Zhao Yong was a son of the southern calligrapher and statesman Zhao Mengfu, who, like his father was a scholar-official in the Mongol-Yuan government. As public servants of the Yuan state and administration, scholar-artists like the Zhaos delighted in paintings that pictured them in nature as fishermen amid vistas of Jiangnan, which they considered their home.
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