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近代 陸恢 山水 扇面
Landscape

Artist:
Lu Hui (Chinese, 1851–1920)
Date:
dated 1912
Culture:
China
Medium:
Folding fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on alum paper
Dimensions:
6 1/4 x 20 in. (15.9 x 50.8 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, in memory of La Ferne Hatfield Ellsworth, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.267.92
Not on view
The poem inscribed by Luo Hui on this painting reads:

The sunset's shimmering rays weave and
twist following the sail;
Receding mountain light sets off the pagoda.
As one looks up from the river,
The water continues to flow unattended.

[Trans. adapted from Ellsworth et all, Later Chinese Painting]

The literatus Dong Qichang is invoked in the inscription as the source for Luo's style, but the painting embodies more a 19th century notion of the "picturesque" than Dong's intellectual style.
Signature: Luo Hui
Dated early summer, 1912

Artist's inscription:
The sunset's shimmering rays weave and twist following the sail;
Receding mountain light sets off the pagoda.
Looking up from the river,
The water seems to flow on its own.

Done in the style of Siweng [Dong Qichang]; dedicated to Luogu.

Artist's seals: 1. Hui (square, red characters)
2. Lianfu (square, white characters)

Marking: Collectors' seals: Robert Hatfield Ellsworth
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Painting: Selections from the Robert H. Ellsworth Collection," February 2, 1988–September 25, 1988.

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