南宋 佚名 倣馬遠 松陰玩月圖 冊頁 Viewing the Moon under a Pine Tree
After Ma Yuan (Chinese, active ca. 1190–1225)
Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279)
early 13th century
Album leaf; ink and color on silk
10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1923
Not on view
This painting, formerly attributed to the leading court artist Ma Yuan, repeats the motifs and brushwork for which Ma was famous. A scholar seated beneath a great pine tree holds a zither in his lap, while a young attendant dozes nearby. Although the work lacks the psychic energy of Ma Yuan's paintings, the relaxed yet forceful round brushwork suggests the hand of an early and close follower of the master.
Inscription: No artist’s inscription, signature, or seal
Unidentified artist, 1 column in standard script, undated:
Li Zuoxian 李佐賢 (1807–1876) 竹朋真賞
Unidentified 相林後人 楊囗之書畫印
[ Vladmir G. Simkhovitch , until 1923; sold to MMA]
New York. China Institute in America. "Album Leaves from the Song and Yuan Dynasties," March 26, 1970–May 30, 1970.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Traditional Scholarly Values at the End of the Qing Dynasty: The Collection of Weng Tonghe (1830–1904)," June 30, 1998–January 3, 1999.