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This work is a double-sided page from a bound album. The painting, depicting a Hindu ascetic walking with his dog in a pastoral landscape, has been placed in a border, decorated with a floral scroll painted in gold on a blue or pale orange ground; a similar border surrounds a calligraphy panel on the reverse side.  The border and the calligraphy panel are both somewhat later in date than the painting itself.<br />The painting of the ascetic and his dog is pasted onto an album page.  It is surrounded by a series of gold floral borders alternating blue and saffron-colored backgrounds.  Wearing a brown poncho-like garment and carrying a fan in his right hand and a bag of his belongings, the lead attached to his white dog, and some tools in his left, he strides through the landscape.  He wears sandals and has long brown matted locks of hair and a graying beard.  The landscape consists of intersecting rounded forms in shades of green and yellow, surmounted by trees along the top and with a larger blue-foliaged tre
Indian;Mughal (Indian (South Asian))
A wandering Shaivite ascetic with his dog
1567 – 1632
Museum purchase, Acquisition Fund
An ink painting of a mountainscape with hills and abstract paths. Trees are depicted in darker shades, though most do not hold any detail. The image is in the lower half of the hanging scroll, and the upper half is covered with text. The image is entirely grey-scale.
Shitao (Shih-t'ao)
Old Man and The Green Mountain (Ch'ing-shan lao-fu)
1671 – 1707
Museum Purchase
Inscription: Painted in the fall of 1619. Li Shida<br />Two seals of the artist<br />Ten collectors’ seals, including five imperial seals of the Qing dynasty <br />Tao Yuanming intently watches an attendant water the chrysanthemums. His brushwork is detailed and the composition elegant.<br />
Li Shida
The Hermit Tao Yuanming Enjoying Chrysanthemums
Museum Purchase