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Culture: Chinese
Title: Travellers in the mountains
Date: 16th century
Medium: Fan: ink, colors and gold on paper
Dimensions: Frame: 17 1/4 x 29 1/4 inches (43.8 x 74.3 cm)
Credit Line: Museum Associates Purchase Fund
Object Number: 63.375
Label Text: You Qiu was a professional painter and son-in-law of the famous artist Qiu Ying (ca. 1494-1552). You's tight, precise style of painting reflects the influence of his father-in-law. Here he has chosen the rather restrictive format of a fan to present a vast, mountainous landscape.

The subject might refer to the flight of the Tang dynasty emperor Minghuang to the region of Shu, a journey that he was forced to take after the rebellion of An Lushan in 755.

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