Autumn Mountains

Full Title: 
秋山圖; Autumn Mountains
Culture: 
Materials: 
Ink on gold-flecked paper
Techniques: 
painting
Dimensions: 
31.8 cm (height) x 120.8 cm (length)
Notes: 
A poetic colophon by Shao Bao (1460-1527) is inscribed after the painting: In the Dao of painting, spring mountains are admired, but one can sympathize even more with autumn mountains. High winds overwhelm strong trees, heavy rains - one can really see the springs. Tallow and plum trees are thin, maple groves and apricot [trees] fade and groan. Yet when winter follows this, the pine and cypress are just as before.
Inscriptions: 
Yuchi title by Luo Zhenyu; frontispiece by Xu Lin. 14 seals on the painting. Inscribed and signed by the painter.
Repository Accession Number: 
1948.103
Description Source: 
Art Institute of Chicago; www.artic.edu/aic
Scrolls Project ID: 
7 140 365