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南宋 馬遠 高士觀瀑圖 冊頁 絹本
Scholar viewing a waterfall

Artist:
Ma Yuan (Chinese, active ca. 1190–1225)
Period:
Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)
Date:
late 12th–early 13th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Album leaf; ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
Image: 9 7/8 x 10 1/4 in. (25.1 x 26 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Ex coll.: C. C. Wang Family, Gift of The Dillon Fund, 1973
Accession Number:
1973.120.9
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.
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