Album of Miscellaneous Subjects, Leaf 6

Fan Qiearly 1650s

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

Leaf 6 Zhou Yi's colophon reads: The bright moon emerges through the willow, The fragrance of flowers is already difficult to retain. Listening above these tall branches, I sense that faraway in my native place autumn has arrived. Obstructed, all the diminished waters flow, Abruptly the sound of a lute wafts to and fro. A strong wind, unabated, blows among the willow branches.

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  • Title: Album of Miscellaneous Subjects, Leaf 6
  • Creator: Fan Qi (Chinese, 1616-aft 1694)
  • Date Created: early 1650s
  • Physical Dimensions: Image: 12.6 x 17.3 cm (4 15/16 x 6 13/16 in.); Overall: 21 x 22 cm (8 1/4 x 8 11/16 in.)
  • Provenance: Tomioka Tessai 富岡鐵齋 [1836–1924], The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1975.22.6
  • Medium: album leaf, ink and color on silk
  • Original Title: 山水花鳥圖冊
  • Fun Fact: A cicada clings to a willow branch while two bees fly in the moonlight .
  • Department: Chinese Art
  • Culture: China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
  • Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
  • Collection: ASIAN - Album leaf
  • Accession Number: 1975.22.6

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