Return to Stone Lake

A work made of handscroll; ink on paper.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of handscroll; ink on paper.

Date:

Ming dynasty (1368–1644), dated 1466

Artist:

Shen Zhou, 沈周
Chinese, 1427-1509

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Artist

Shen Zhou

Title

Return to Stone Lake

Origin

China

Date

1441–1451

Medium

Handscroll; ink on paper

Inscriptions

Artist’s poem: Far trees and flat sand are clothed in fading light; The lu grass on the land-spits rustles in the late faint wind; An empty house becomes the color of the mountain; While for the boatman at the lake’s head Intoxication--still no return. (trans. Richard Edwards) "When on the boat coming back from Stone Lake, I had a good deal of leisure time, and so for my amusement I imitated the brush and spirit of Yunlin [Ni Zan] by painting this small scroll and adding a poem." (trans. Stephen Little) Colophons by Yang Mengqian, Cheng Keze. Seals of Qian Konan, Yang Mengqian (1612), Cheng Keze (1680), Wang Hungxu (1645-1723), Pang Yuanji.

Dimensions

26.1 × 157.5 cm (10 1/4 × 62 in.)

Credit Line

Kate S. Buckingham Endowment Fund

Reference Number

1951.187

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