Description Inscribed in the upper right corner of this painting is a line taken from a poem by the 9th-century classical Chinese writer Zhang Hu. From the poem "Keeping the Temple in Hangzhou," the painter of this landscape wrote: "A long drought in the mountains, no moisture from the overcast clouds" He follows this with the date "Summer, 5th month, 1610" and the name "Sheng Maoye." This is likely a copy of a work by Sheng Maoye done on the theme of Zhang's poem and may have been painted during the 18th century.
Provenance Panama-Pacific International Exposition, China Pavilion, San Francisco, 1915 [no. 126]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1915, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Spurious signature of Sheng Maoye (1594-1640); [Inscription] 不雨山長潤無雲水自陰庚辰夏五月寫 盛茂燁; [Translation] Upper right corner: A long drought in the mountains, no moisture from the overcast clouds; [Date] Upper right corner: Summer, 5th month, 1610; [Seal] At top
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1915
Download Image Add to Collection Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Creative Commons License