ink on paper
image: 36.8 cm (height) x 1729.3 cm (width)
The painting remained incomplete at Shen Zhou's death. In 1546 it was rediscovered by Shen's illustrious pupil Wen Zhengming, who added finishing touches. Wen's inscription recounts: "The composition was already fully realized, but the dotting and washing had not been completed. I, his student, have now finished it. But consider my clumsy effort, how could I add to this 'sable tail'!"
Purchase, The Dillon Fund Gift, 1990
Repository Accession Number:
Metropolitan Museum of Art; www.metmuseum.org
Scrolls Project ID:
7 160 409