three larger trees in middle foreground; smaller leafier trees in URQ; rocky cliffs beneath leafy trees; rocky cliffs in LLQ; person sitting on middle of L hand rocks; chop mark in LR area; four columns of calligraphy characters plus characters above one large chop mark to L of columns accordian style album, wood covers; eight images, alternating with text, single page of text at end

Two leaves from a landscape album, 1621

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Li Liufang was a painter of the late Ming dynasty. He painted mostly in small formats, playing with ink and trying to channel the creative essence of certain old painting masters rather than copying their formal patterns. Most of his works look like improvised sketches, executed with fresh spontaneity. This album contains examples of Li’s early style—spare, linear compositions, in which he used less ink for thinner, fainter lines—as well as his later style, with its rich, inky brushwork.

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Title
Two leaves from a landscape album
Artist Life
1575 - 1629
Role
Artist
Accession Number
98.104.2.1
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three larger trees in middle foreground; smaller leafier trees in URQ; rocky cliffs beneath leafy trees; rocky cliffs in LLQ; person sitting on middle of L hand rocks; chop mark in LR area; four columns of calligraphy characters plus characters above one large chop mark to L of columns accordian style album, wood covers; eight images, alternating with text, single page of text at end