Title: Landscape with scholar in a house
Album leaf: ink on paper
Dimensions: Image: 11 x 17 1/2 inches (27.9 x 44.5 cm)
Gift of Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Baekeland
Object Number: 79.092.004 b
The Suzhou painter Jiang Shijie was known for his landscapes in the dry-brush style of the Yuan dynasty master Ni Zan. Despite the depiction of bamboo alongside a solid rock -motifs that represent resilience and strength - this album leaf presents a moment of relaxation. The inscription suggests that the painter and his friends were sitting in a bamboo-filled monastery courtyard, listening to the sound of the autumn rain, composing lyrics, and waiting for the arrival of a singer (who never showed up).
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