New York, Park Avenue
25 November 1991
ZHA SHIBIAO (1615-1698)
Landscape in the Style of Ni Zan (1301-1374)
Hanging scroll, ink on paper, 80½ x 29 5/8in. (204.4 x 75.4cm.)
Inscribed with a poem:
The heroic old pine exudes coolness in the evenings;
Luxuriantly fragrant grasses carpet the pristine shore.
With wooden staff I journeyed farther from home than I realized.
It is best to view the green mountains from across the river.
Signed Zha Shibiao
Dedicated to Huisheng (possibly Gao Cen, circa 1643-1679)
Two seals of the artist: Zha Shi Biao yin; Mei He shi Yi Zu Yue Er Zhan
Four collectors' seals: including, three of Cheng Chi
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