Stormy Landscape with Fishermen at Sea

Ink and color on gold-flecked paper; fan | 9.6 x 20.8in | 17th century

Zhou Chen

Many leading artists, both calligraphers and painters produced fan paintings. Literati were often at their best in small format paintings where the subtleties of brushwork could be readily appreciated and discerned.

Folding fans were often produced ...
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