One of a pair of paintings of a figure of a luohan. Artist Li Fan. Inscription says: "Pluck a Tuan blossom (and smell); even cheeks refreshed. Pick up a shell smoothened in the plum." Colophone by Sun Chun. Colophon implies figure's disinterest in worldly affairs and his concerns with the beauty of nature.
Purchased from M. Knoedler & Company, 1916
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Harrison Chinese Rotunda inaugural exhibition ( Feb 1916)
[Catalogue] Fernald, Helen E. 1922. Handbook of Chinese Paintings in the Collection of the Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 35
[Book] Getz, John. 1916. Exhibition of Oriental Art. : Page/Fig./Plate: 198 no.65
[Catalogue] M. Knoedler & Co. 1914. Catalogue of early Chinese paintings of the T'ang, Sung and Yuan dynasties A.D. 600-1400.
: Page/Fig./Plate: No. 19
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