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Streams and Mountains

Streams and Mountains

1372

Xu Ben

(Chinese, 1335-1380)

Hanging scroll, ink on paper

Image: 92.2 x 37.6 cm (36 5/16 x 14 13/16 in.); Overall: 228 x 54.5 cm (89 3/4 x 21 7/16 in.)

Bequest of Mrs. A. Dean Perry 1997.96

Description

Among the five inscriptions at the top of the painting that comment on its merits is one by the artist: "Green trees, yellow orioles, everywhere are mountains; Aimlessly I return from the stream, where I watched the clouds. Man's life does not allow unbroken ease, But to be able to be high up in the mountain, this is leisure."

See also
Department: 
Chinese Art
Type of artwork: 
Painting

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