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清 謝蘭生 山水 軸

Xie Lansheng (Chinese, 1760–1831)
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
dated the 7th month of 1815
Hanging scroll; ink on silk
50 3/4 x 19 in. (128.9 x 48.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, in memory of La Ferne Hatfield Ellsworth, 1986
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: Xie Lansheng

Artist's inscription:
Jingxi laoren (Huang Gongwang) is a consummate master at representing faint spring color. My painting has more the atmosphere of autumn than spring. I have tried to borrow Jingxi's brush to correct it, but the ink bowl has not been cleaned. I am afraid that my predecessor is not going to allow me [to borrow his brush].
Dedicated to Qunyuan

Artist's seals:
1. Seal of Xie Lansheng (rectangular, white characters)
2. Lifu (rectangular, red characters)
3. Gengxia xi Studo (square, red characters)

Marking: One collector's seal: Robert Hatfield Ellsworth
Robert H. Ellsworth , New York (until 1986; donated to MMA)
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