Ji Fen [Chi Fen] 計芬
“Thousand-year Old Tree”
Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper
135.0 x 33.0 cm. (53 1/8 x 13 in.)
“Lowering the brush from left to right
one should use military methods;
Ink flying and brush in position.
the (?) phoenix soars.
With the picture finished I sigh at length,
if only I were within the mountains;
To old trees of a thousand years,
I would then swear allegiance.
Done after a theme of the Plum Blossom Daoist (Wu Zhen)
by Ji Fen, called Lianye Yanzhu (`Master of the Lotus-leaf Inkstone’).”
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