Tang Yifen [T’ang I-fen] (1778-1853)
Landscape of Solitude 1832 山水圖
Hanging scroll, ink & color on paper
105.0 x 28.0 cm. (41 3/8 x 11 in.)
“The crane’s path is lost in snowy trees,
Su’s stele is hidden by tangled vines;
One doesn’t meet the hermit of the groves,
but rather greets the old plum blossoms.
Last night I plucked the lute three times,
and in solitude drew a single river bank;
How to know if the poetic conception was good?
Today I came to your house.
In the ninth lunar month of the year 1832, submitted for the judgement of third elder brother, Master Kangfu, by Tang Yifen.”
Yousheng shihua (“Poetry and Painting by Yousheng”)