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Culture: Chinese
Title: Landscape
Date: 17th century
Medium: Hanging scroll: ink wash on silk
Dimensions: Image: 51 3/8 x 19 1/2 inches (130.5 x 49.5 cm) Frame: 11 5/8 x 37 3/8 inches (29.5 x 94.9 cm)
Credit Line: Acquired through the University Special Purchase Fund
Object Number: 56.250
Label Text: Not much is known of the biography of Shen Zhi, except that he was from Xiushui in Zhejiang province, and was born around 1618. The inscription on this landscape reads:

Luxuriant valley and soaring peak now turn to autumn
The lodge in the park is swept, bamboos give coolness and seclusion
Casually, leaning on a staff, I idly come and go,
From time to time with the mountain monk I talk over former journeys

For my friend Kai-yuan,
painted in the style of Cao Yunxi [of the Yuan period]

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