Folding fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on gold paper
6 1/4 x 19 in. (15.9 x 48.3 cm)
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913
Not on view
As the sun sets behind him, a solitary scholar sits in the prow of a skiff on a placid river. On the nearby bank a grove of trees explodes in autumn colors, while on the distant shore a stand of trees is silhouetted against a mountain ridge. The river is often presented in Chinese painting as a place of escape from the cares of the world; in his boat, far removed from official duties, the scholar meets true repose.
Artist: Dong Qichang (Chinese, 1555–1636) Date: 17th century, probably after 1625Medium: Album of eight paintings and eight calligraphies; ink, gold and color on gold-flecked paperAccession: 1989.372a–hOn view in:Gallery 213