Shao Mi (1592?-1642) 邵彌
“Landscape for Guyin” 1627
Hanging scroll, ink on paper
134.6 x 29.2 cm. (53 x 11 1/2 in.)
“I had not seen the transcendent master for a long time,
invited to seek him out my emotions were fixed and partial;
A blue waterfall pierces a slender rock,
old trees are covered with the remains of clouds.
In brewing tea red leaves are burned,
carrying a lute we sit on green mats;
By chance arriving beyond the dusty world,
facing you my thoughts float lightly,
During the tenth lunar month of the year 1627, I travelled again to Goulou Jing to visit the Daoist priest Guyin and did this (painting). Shao Gao, the old man Guachou.” Guazhou
Shao Mi zhi yin
“By winding stream the pine-tree shadows are straight,
green water flows beside the water pavilion;
A slanting bank is suitable for sitting side by side,
inviting a companion we search together for a cloudy place.
Without thinking strong conversation begins,
as though to startle those on the four sides of the hall;
Guazhou (Shao Mi) left this beautifully brushed painting,
which inspires me greatly.
At the end of the year 1800 during the Jiaqing reign-era, Wei Zhengqi, called Shiru.” Seals: three, illegible
Muchai; Jingwan; Guanghan jingwan; Pan Jianhan micang cuixin chenji yin; Pan Yanling; Qi’an; Qi’an duguo