Compare the impressive blue and white guan jar painted in the so-called 'windswept' style with three noblemen on horseback, the figures similarly robed and the beasts similarly caparisoned as on the present lot, and similar upright plantain leaves encircling the foot, in the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, illustrated by He Li, Chinese Ceramics. A New Comprehensive Survey, New York, 1996, pp. 222-3, no. 411.
See a related 'windswept' meiping decorated with scholars in a landscape in the Benaki Museum, illustrated by L. Ashton and R.L. Hobson in the Catalogue of the Chinese Pottery & Porcelain, Athens, 1939, pl. XXIX, no. 398. A much smaller example (27.3 cm. high), also painted with a scholar and attendant in a landscape, was sold in these rooms, 19 March 2008, lot 574.