Ji Fen [Chi Fen] (1783-1846) 計芬
Thousand-year Old Tree 古橱千年圖
Hanging scroll, ink & 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,
Yenzhu (`Master of the Lotus-leaf Inkstone’).”