Folding fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on alum paper
7 11/16 x 21 1/4 in. (19.5 x 54 cm)
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, in memory of La Ferne Hatfield Ellsworth, 1986
Not on view
Were it not for the inscription, Lin Shu's painting might be taken for an idealized mountain landscape with a generic scholar gazing from a bridge. Lin writes that he has visited the wonderful caves and peaks of Wenzhou in Zhejiang, and that he is painting this fan as a "preview" for a friend who will accompany him on the same trip the following day.
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