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A Lodge in the Hills

In the Style of Wu Li (Chinese, 1632–1718)
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
spuriously dated 1703
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
39 5/8 x 19 in. (100.6 x 48.3 cm)
Credit Line:
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1913
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: Spurious signature of Wu Li, Chinese 1632–1718

Inscription: "Above the sea, in a dense wood, there are the big rocks; in front of his lodge he prayed for a life long-lasting as the Southern Mountains. While the spring breeze blew over brush and ink he firmly studied calligraphy; sixty years have gone by, and his hair is not graying yet.
"The venerable Mr. Cunshan crossed the [age of] sixty in the winter of 1702. In 1703 in the fourth month, he charged me with painting this picture. For the method of texture strokes, I employed the style of Wuzhen and Juran. Written by Mojing and Daoren."

[Translated by A. Lippe]

Three artist's seals

Marking: One collector's seal
[ John C. Ferguson , until 1913; sold to MMA]
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