Hsieh Shih-ch?en / Bathing Feet in Mountain Landscape / 16th centuryHsieh Shih-ch?en
Bathing Feet in Mountain Landscape
16th century

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Creator Name: Shih-ch?en, Hsieh
Creator Nationality: Asian; Far East Asian; Chinese
Creator Role: painter
Creator Dates/Places: 1487 - 1561
Creator Name-CRT: Hsieh Shih-ch?en
Title: Bathing Feet in Mountain Landscape
View: front
Creation Start Date: 1500
Creation End Date: 1599
Creation Date: 16th century
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: ink and colors on silk; hanging scroll
Dimensions: H.63-1/8 x W.19-7/8 in. (image)
Inscriptions: STICKER
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 99.67.4
Credit Line: Gift of Ruth and Bruce Dayton
Rights: http://www.artsmia.org/restrictions.html

Hsieh Shih-ch'en described himself as an unconventional painter from Suchou. Most of his dated paintings were produced after the age of fifty, and contemporary records associate him with the style of Shen Chou (1427-1509), founder of the Wu school in Suchou. He seems to have been accepted into the literary circle of the second great Wu school artist, Wen Cheng-ming (1470-1559). Hsieh worked in a variety of styles ranging from light to heavy brushwork in his treatment of landscape. The colophon accompanying this view of a scholar relaxing his feet in a mountain stream reads:

In deep seclusion the eastern wind

blows fallen blossoms,

The whole river of spring water

ripples with cloudy mist;

The wanderer's song has ceased

and he is entirely at leisure,

Resting by an old valley pine

while the sun has not yet set.

Hsieh Shih-ch'en

AMICA ID: MIA_.99.67.4
Component Measured: image
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: ? The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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