Ex coll.: C. C. Wang Family, Gift of The Dillon Fund, 1973
Not on view
Ma Yuan, a fourth-generation member of a family of painters, was a leading artist at the Southern Song painting academy in Hangzhou. A city of unsurpassed beauty, Hangzhou was graced with pavilions, gardens, and scenic vistas. In this album leaf, which shows a gentleman in a gardenlike setting, the jagged rhythms of the pine tree and garden contrast with the quiet mood of the scholar, who gazes pensively into the bubbling rapids of the cascade.
Inscription: Artist's signature (1 column in standard script)
Servitor, Ma Yuan
Wang Jiqian 王季遷 (C. C. Wang, 1907–2002) Jiqian xinshang 季遷心賞 Zhuli Guan 竹裏舘