Foreground Trees Distant Mountains

Material: Chinese ink and color on paper with traditional paper backing

Date: 2017

Inscription: Lu Kesi pinxit 2017 in memoriam Wen Zhengming

Seal: Kesi (top center)

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A small color painting based on an original by the Ming dynasty Chinese artist Wen Zhengming (文徵明 1470-1559) as a way to learn from his style.

“Pinxit” in the inscription is Latin for “painted by” and is often found on early American and European paintings. The number in the lower right is from a previous inventory system.