Splashing on the Rocks

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

Date: 2018

Inscription: Lu Kesi pinxit 2018 in memoriam Xia Gui

Seal: Lu (lower left), Kesi (upper right)

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A small color painting based on a black and white original by the Song dynasty Chinese painter Xia Gui (夏珪 1195–1224) 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 left is from a former inventory system.