Description Wang Xuehao [Wang Hsüeh-hao], famous in the early decades of the 19th century, painted this landscape in the manner of the orthodox master Wang Hui (1632-1717) and dedicated it to his aunt. According to Wang Xuehao, Wang Hui said that the secret of cultivated painting was "writing." One must paint as one writes; "if it is simply to trace lines, it is a craft." Wang Xuehao took this to heart as he created this abbreviated yet powerfully expressive mountain scene.
|3/01/1997||Examination||examined for condition|
|8/25/1999||Examination||examined for condition|
Provenance Sale, Christie's, New York, May 1991, no. 118; Walters Art Museum, 1991, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Seal] Hsu Hao; [Seal] Meng Yang; [Seal] Chiao-i (Dedicated to his aunt); [Date] Spring of Ping-wu year (1786)
Credit Museum purchase with contribution from Robert E. Lewis in memory of Francis H. Jencks, 1991
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