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A painting depicting a scholar in a rocky landscape

  • Ink and colours on silk
  • China
  • Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
  • 17th century
  • 164 x 96 cm
  • French private collection

Description

The character is depicted in full-face portrait, in the centre of the painting, seated on a rock. He is painted in a rocky landscape, with a gnarled pine. He wears a Chinese white traditional scholar robe, with a long black coat and a long white belt with a pendant. He also wears red ruyi-head shoes. His neck is adorned with a jade pendant. His hands with long nails are on his chest, the left hand holding the right one. The face is nicely detailed, with a moustache andlong black beard. The hair is knoted in a top bun. 

A painting depicting a scholar in a rocky landscape

  • Ink and colours on silk
  • China
  • Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
  • 17th century
  • 164 x 96 cm
  • French private collection

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