late Ming (1368–1644)–early Qing (1644–1911) dynasty
Folding fan mounted as an album leaf; ink on paper
6 3/8 x 19 7/8 in. (16.2 x 50.5 cm)
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913
Not on view
Signature: "Hongshou wrote (this) for the critical opinion (of my) colleague Xianzi"
One artist's seal below the signature which reads: "Chen shi Hongshou"
Inscription: Poem written in Actional Script:
(I) want to compose a lovely song, to compliment the mountain plum blossoms, When the snowfall is heaviest, it urges the coming of spring. In illness, how can one endure the loneliness? Please wait for the opening (of the fan) for your illness to go away.