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Culture: Chinese
Title: Landscape
Date: 1778
Medium: Hanging scroll: ink and colors on silk
Dimensions: Image: 31 1/2 x 14 inches (80 x 35.6 cm)
Credit Line: Acquired through the George and Mary Rockwell Fund
Object Number: 79.009.002
Label Text: Shen Yinghui was from Songjiang, Jiangsu province, the nephew of the poet and literati artist Shen Zongjing (1658-1725). Like his uncle, he became known for his landscape paintings, carrying on the orthodox landscape style and taking inspiration from Yuan dynasty masters.

Many conservative painters at this time showed their reverence for past ink painting traditions through formulaic compositions that consist of a foreground outcropping with tall trees and a scholar in a pavilion, a middle ground of a watery expanse and a fisherman, and distant rocky peaks brushed with so-called “hemp-fiber” strokes.


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