Pavilion on Seamount

Hanging scroll
by Chen Xiang
Ming Dynasty
Ink and color on silk
Length 206cm, width 104.8cm

Chen Xiang (birth and death unknown), who was alternatively called Zuo Bi Shan Ren, was a native of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province. He was famous for painting landscapes by his left hand. In this painting, there is tall pavilion by the sea painted meticulously and in detail. Foot-ruler was used to paint the pavilion building’s scanning lines -- neat , accurate,delicate, elegant and in rich color. The stones and mountains were painted in the style of the “Zhe school”. An inscription on the right side with “He Ting Ren”, and “Zuo Bi Shan Ren” sealed in intagliated characters.