Spring Landscape with Plum Blossoms, Scholar and Deer
Xie Shichen (Chinese, 1487–ca. 1567)
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
Image: 71 7/8 x 41 7/8 in. (182.6 x 106.4 cm)
Bequest of Katherine S. Dreier, 1952
Not on view
Signature: Signed and dated (along left edge) Xie Shichen, 1548
Inscription: "Luofu on a cloudy day in spring. In the year wushen of the reign of Jiaqing, Xie Shichen went to Cheng (i.e. Zhekiang). The gentleman studied all the beauties of Luofu in order to paint this."
Katherine Sophie Dreier , Milford, CT, until d. 1952; bequeathed to MMA
Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago. "The Paintings of Xie Shichen, 1478–ca. 1560," January 11, 1978–February 26, 1978.