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  • Red Friend
    Lan Ying (Chinese, 1585–ca. 1664)
    Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper; Image: 58 5/8 x 18 5/8 in. (148.9 x 47.3 cm)
    Inscribed by the artist
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Morse, in honor of Douglas Dillon, 1979 (1979.26)

    Strangely faceted rocks—thought of as miniature mountains—have been treasured by collectors since the Tang dynasty (618–907). This portrait of a rock called Red Friend is painted without surrounding garden elements, freeing the viewer to imagine its setting.

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  • Red Friend
    Lan Ying (Chinese, 1585–ca. 1664)
    Hanging scroll; ink and color on paper; Image: 58 5/8 x 18 5/8 in. (148.9 x 47.3 cm)
    Inscribed by the artist
    Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Morse, in honor of Douglas Dillon, 1979 (1979.26)

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