Second half of Ten Thousand Li of the Yangzi River

Unidentified artist

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This is the second half of a handscroll that was separated into two pieces. The work follows the style of the thirteenth-century painter Xia Gui, whose sharp, angular brushwork and evocative, mist-shrouded scenes were much admired in the fifteenth century, especially at the Ming-dynasty court. The composition is based in part on Xia’s Pure and Remote View of Streams and Mountains (National Palace Museum, Taiwan). The survival of other oversize copies of Pure and Remote View from this period attests to the painting’s popularity among fifteenth-century patrons.

Second half of Ten Thousand Li of the Yangzi River, Unidentified artist  , fake signature of Xia Gui (active ca. 1195–1230), Handscroll; ink and color on silk, China

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