Spring in the Mountains
by a Yuan Artist
Spring in Mountains, mountainside village, calligraphy
This is a 20.5 by 14.5 inch heavy stock superior paper poster reprint wall scroll of ink on paper. Purchased in 1983 from the National Palace Museum in Taipei. The poster has never been mounted and remains rolled in original paper from time of purchase. The poster was unrolled and placed under glass for photographs. Information of the painting in Chinese and English. More photos available.
During the Yuan period, 1271 – 1368 after the Mongol conquest of the Song dynasty, many of the leading landscape painters were literati who did not serve in office, either because offices were not as widely available as they had been under the Song, or because they did not want to serve the conquerors.
Scholars" landscapes, like the paintings they did of other subjects, were designed for a restricted audience of like-minded individuals. It was not uncommon for scholars to use the allusive side of paintings to make political statements, especially statements of political protest.
Reprint of ink painting scroll
20.5 x 14.5 inches
National Palace Museum in Taipei
Heavy stock paper
Condition:very good, small edge wear on one side
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