A Thousand Peaks and Myriad Ravines
A Thousand Peaks and Myriad Ravines
A Thousand Peaks and Myriad Ravines
A Thousand Peaks and Myriad Ravines
A Thousand Peaks and Myriad Ravines

A Thousand Peaks and Myriad Ravines

Wu Bin (Chinese)

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"'From a thousand cliffs, cascades scatter and fall. In myriad ravines, the trees twine and twist.' [Inscribed] on the lantern festival day in the dingsi year of the Wanli era [Feb. 20, 1617] for the literary master Hengchang's learned improvements by the single-branch recluse, Wu Bin." [tr. J. Cahill]

The couplet is from a poem titled "Farewell to a Friend in Search of the Landscape of Yue" by the great poet of the Tang dynasty, Li Bai (701-762).

James Cahill, Berkeley, CA. (James Freeman, 1985); Henry Harrison; purchased by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2004

Object Information

artist
Wu Bin (Chinese)
dynasty
Ming dynasty
period
Wanli
creation date
1617
materials
ink on silk
dimensions
47-1/2 x 15-3/4 in. (image)
87-3/4 x 21-13/16 in. (overall)
mark descriptions
signed: Zhiyin Wu Bin
seals: Wu Bin zi yue Wenzhung; Yizhi qi
accession number
2004.22
credit line
Purchased to complement the Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lilly Collection of Chinese art through the bequest of Mrs. Enid Goodrich and the support of Lilly Endowment Inc.
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Asian Art
colors

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