Inscription by the painter at the upper right.
In a forest pavilion, bamboo adn trees give thickly overlapping shade,
Seeking friends crying "ying," I too am fond of music.
Reciting to strings, gathered scholars are from time to time arranged nad seated,
In his district, Master Fu had only to play the qin.
On the twenty-fourth day fo the seventh month, I sketched [this] painting of "Poetic Thoughts in a Forest Pavilion," and wrote the poem in order to leave it behind for the multi-talented Youxin [possibly Tang Pan]. Zan.
124 × 50.5 cm
Kate S. Buckingham Endowment; restricted gift of the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation
Extended information about this artwork
Little, Stephen, “Chinese Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago,” Arts of Asia, vol. 29, no. 3, 1999, p. 48, fig. 3.
Siren, Osvald, Chinese Painting: Leading Masters and Principles, 7 vols. London: Lund Humphries, 1955-1958, vol. 3, pl. 99B.
Suzuki Kei, ed., Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku, 5 vols, Tokyo: University of Tokyo, 1982, vol. 1, pl. A14-015.
Comprehensive Illustrated Catalog of Chinese Paintings: Third Series, Vol. 1 American and Canadian Collections 1, Research Field of Art, East Asian Department, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo, by University of Tokyo Press, 2013; page I-28, No. A 3–097.
Wang, C. C. “Ni Yunlin zhi hua” (“The Paintings of Ni Yunlin [Ni Zan]”), National Palace Museum Quarterly, vol. 1, no. 3, Taipei: January 1967, pl. 20.
Yiyuan duoying, vol. 38, Shanghai, 1988, p. 16.
Stephen Little, “Poetic Thoughts in a Forest Pavilion,” Art Institute of Chicago Museum Studies 30, 1 (2004), pp. 38-39 (color ills.).
Asia Society, Archives of Asian Art, (1997-1998), p. 101.
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