Image: 40 5/8 x 19 5/8 in. (103.2 x 49.8 cm) Overall with mounting: 98 1/2 x 25 3/4 in. (250.2 x 65.4 cm) Overall with rollers: 98 1/2 x 29 1/2 in. (250.2 x 74.9 cm)
Ex coll.: C. C. Wang Family, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Morse, 1972
Not on view
In a landscape of his own design, a man plays music for his pet crane beneath a massive paulownia tree. Within this tightly curated microcosm, the fantastic rocks stand in for mountain ranges, the man-made pond for an ocean, and the foliage for dense forests, creating a safe and placid representation of nature for the enjoyment of a privileged elite.
Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings
Marking: Forged seal of Wang Meng in upper right: Huangho Qiaozhe
Collector's seals: 1. Xiang Yuanbian (1525–1590): Zijing zhiyin 2. Ho Guanwu (contemporary Hong Kong collector): Guanwu qingshang/ Tianqi shuwu 3. C.C. Wang (1907–2003): Zhenze Wangshi Baowutang tuhuaji