B4 Size, Print Card, On a Mountain Path in Spring, Ma Yuan, Song Dynasty

  • Product Code: 4718008796073
  • Size: 25.7 x 36.4 cm ±5%
  • Material: Paper
  • Weight: 57 g



Ma Yüan (sobriquet Ch'in-shan) was originally a native of Ho-chung, but his family later moved to Ch'ien-t'ang (modern Hangchou). He served as Painter-in-Attendance during the reigns of Kuang-tsung and Ning-tsung (1190–1224). From grandfather to son, the entire family court painters. Willows grow on the bank of a stream, orioles chirp, and a scholar in white robes wearing a translucent stiff cap walks in solitude, followed by servant boy carrying a lute. It is like the poem inscribed by Ning-tsung which reads, "The wild flowers dance when brushed by my sleeve; The reclusive birds make no sound, shunning man's presence. "Ma Yüan's use of brush was heavy and coarse and his rendering of drapery was decisive, often using the so-called "nail-head" brush strokes and pointed "rat-tai1" strokes. His use of ink includes many layers of light and dark washes. This is the thirteenth leaf from the album Ming-hui chi-chen.


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