B4 Size, Print Card, Herd of Deer in an Autumnal Grove, The Five Dynasties period

  • Product Code: 4718008796127
  • Size: 25.7 x 36.4 cm ±5%
  • Material: Paper
  • Weight: 62 g



This hanging scroll, bearing no signature or seal of the painter, represents a herd of deer gathered in a maple forest on an autumn day. Some of the deer stand quietly as others ramble about. The painting method here differs somewhat from traditional Chinese techniques. With its strongly decorative quality, it seems to have been created under the influence of a foreign art style. The deer have been done completely in light ink and washes. The outlines and veins of the tree leaves were first delicately outlined, washes of green applied, then mineral white filled in, and finally more light washes of color added. The colors do not conceal the ink, creating for a brilliant, semi-transparent "floating richness" with its lively hues. The painting thereby exudes a refined quality of soft beauty. An 11th-century record in Comments on Paintings Seen and Heard mentions that paintings of a "thousand deer" were presented to the Sung dynasty under Emperor Shen-tsung (r. 1068–1085) by the Liao dynasty (907–1125) court. This painting may have been related to such a tradition.


The picture has gone through high resolution image processing and professional color management, and been printed on the high-quality art paper to reproduce the original warm texture and delicate colors.
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