Folding fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on alum paper
6 1/4 x 20 in. (15.9 x 50.8 cm)
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, in memory of La Ferne Hatfield Ellsworth, 1986
Not on view
The poem inscribed by Luo Hui on this painting reads:The sunset's shimmering rays weave andtwist 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.
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