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明/清 潘雲馭 秋江落照 扇
Setting Sun on the Autumn River

Pan Yunyu (Chinese, active ca. 15th–16th century)
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
1604 or 1664
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)
Credit Line:
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
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.
John C. Ferguson , until 1913; sold to MMA]
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