Description Two sages cross a bridge. In the distance are an elaborate pavilion and a tall waterfall partially shrouded in mist. The artist purposefully created an antique-looking painting, making use of the ancient blue-and-green style and incorporating the tall mountain peaks of the monumental landscape tradition. He also wanted the forms to have a structure-that may look to many of us like a combination of interesting abstract patterns.
Provenance Panama-Pacific International Exposition, China Pavilion, San Francisco, 1915 [no. 5]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1915, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Spurious signature of Zhao Mengfu (1254-1322); [Inscription] lower left; [Seal] lower left
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1915
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