Mountains and Lakes

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

Size: 16 x 13 in.

Date: 2017

Inscription: Do mountains and lakes have meaning? A detail from a hanging scroll by Hou Maogong of the Ming dynasty. Copied by Lu Kesi 2017.

Seals: Lu Kesi (upper right below inscription); It’s when you start using what you’ve learned from books that you wish you had read more books (lower right)

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This color painting by Lu Kesi was created based on an original by the Ming dynasty artist Hou Maogung (侯懋功 active c1540–1580) as an illustration for the book The Beyond Within: the Downtown Dao of Lan Su Chinese Garden by Daniel Skach-Mills.