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Traveling deep in the mountains
佚名 深山行旅圖 立轴 絹本設色 元末明初
Place of Origin: China
Date: 1300-1400
Historical Period: Late Yuan (1279–1368) or early Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Object Name: Hanging scroll
Materials: Ink and colors on silk
Dimensions: H. 62 3/8 in × W. 39 7/8 in, H. 158.4 cm × W. 101.3 cm (image); H. 97 1/8 in × W. 42 7/8 in, H. 246.7 cm × W. 108.9 cm (overall)
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Painting
Object Number: B70D7
On Display: No

Description

Label:

This work depicts an official visiting a recluse in a mountain setting, a theme that has been featured in Chinese literature for more than 2000 years and has been a favorite of artists specializing in the figures-in-landscape genre.

The official is depicted in the bottom left riding a donkey. He has just crossed a bridge and is followed by a servant carrying belongings on his shoulders. The official's destination, the hut of an old master who lives deep in the mountains, is shown in the middle section of the painting. To the right is a village complex with a number of figures involved in various pursuits. The middle ground of this scroll is filled with mountains, temples, and forests. On the left side is a man walking on a trail. The upper left presents a thatched house in which an old master is meeting a visitor.

This work is executed in the so-called blue-and-green landscape style, which was established during the Tang dynasty (617–906) and employed by later artists when an archaic yet decorative atmosphere was desired.


Label:

This work depicts an official visiting a recluse in a mountain setting, a theme that has been featured in Chinese literature for more than 2000 years and has been a favorite of artists specializing in the figures-in-landscape genre.

The official is depicted in the bottom left riding a donkey. He has just crossed a bridge and is followed by a servant carrying belongings on his shoulders. The official's destination, the hut of an old master who lives deep in the mountains, is shown in the middle section of the painting. To the right is a village complex with a number of figures involved in various pursuits. The middle ground of this scroll is filled with mountains, temples, and forests. On the left side is a man walking on a trail. The upper left presents a thatched house in which an old master is meeting a visitor.

This work is executed in the so-called blue-and-green landscape style, which was established during the Tang dynasty (617–906) and employed by later artists when an archaic yet decorative atmosphere was desired.