Returning Home in a Driving Rain

After Xia Gui Chinese

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This composition, formerly attributed to Xia Gui, depicts two farmers struggling to return home in a summer downpour. Although the drawing of the angry cliff face and dancing tree leaves is extremely skillful, the effect is somewhat theatrical. The round brushwork, while deriving from Xia Gui, is from a different hand, probably that of a close follower.

Returning Home in a Driving Rain, After Xia Gui (Chinese, active ca. 1195–1230), Fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on silk, China

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