Image: 68 3/4 x 24 3/8 in. (174.6 x 61.9 cm)
Overall with mounting: 106 1/4 x 30 7/8 in. (269.9 x 78.4 cm)
Overall with knobs: 106 1/4 x 33 9/16 in. (269.9 x 85.2 cm)
Edward Elliott Family Collection, Purchase, The Dillon Fund Gift, 1982
Not on view
Flamboyantly interpreting the style of Wang Mian (1287–1359), Liu Shiru used bold black strokes to accent the branches and ink wash in the background to highlight the uninked blossoms and snow. In his inscription in the upper-left corner he revels in the vision of "vertical branches collecting three feet of ice."
Inscription: Artist's inscription and signature (2 columns in semi-cursive script)