Yun Shouping was a member of the close circle of artists that made up the early Qing Orthodox movement. A protege of the "Four Wangs," he gained their admiration for the sensitivity of his brush handling, which was said to have exceeded even that of his contemporary and close friend Wang Hui (1632–1717).This landscape album, one of Yun's earliest dated works, rivals his elegant flower paintings in the exquisite delicacy of its brushwork and variety of its compositions. The individual leaves range from monumental landscape scenes in the manner of Wang Meng (ca. 1308–1385) to intimate studies of isolated trees and rocks in the style of Cao Zhibo (1272–1355). The finely modulated brush lines and spare compositions are deeply expressive of Yun's retiring and highly principled character.