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Brocaded Sea of Peach Blossom Waves

Artist:
Attributed to Lu Zhi (Chinese, 1495–1576)
Period:
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Culture:
China
Medium:
Folding fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on gold paper
Dimensions:
6 1/2 x 18 3/8 in. (16.5 x 46.7 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Bequest of John M. Crawford Jr., 1988
Accession Number:
1989.363.68
Not on view
Signature: Poem by Lu Zhi, three lines in regular script:
Under vermilion skies, fired by a sinking
sun, twilight clouds thicken,
Bringing cinnabar cliffs and jasper trees
to stand among spires of jade.
Beaten by wind, a spring pours to the
valley below, flying a thousand feet,
It sprays into a brocade sea of peach
blossom waves.
[signed] Lu Zhi

Double artist's seal next to the signature reading "Shu" and "Ping"

Marking: Collector's seals:
"Guluofu" on the right; "Hanguang Gallery" on the left; both belong to John M. Crawford, Jr.
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