East Asian Art
Autumn LandscapeMade in China, Asia
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Summer 1816
Lu Yuan, Chinese, active early 19th century
Ink on paper; mounted as an album leaf
Currently not on view
2006-53-31Bequest of Dean Walker, 2006
LabelChinese literati often depicted their garden retreats, enjoying cultural life in solitude. Bamboo is the symbol of the scholar-bureaucrat because it bends, but does not break, in the wind. Fan paintings were often made for friends as parting gifts.