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Zheng Shidong [Cheng Shih-tung] 鄭士棟
(18th century)

“Bamboo and Rock”

Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk
195.5 x 96.3 cm. (76 3/4 x 37 7/8 in.)

“Ice and frost still cover them
with icy mist on their joints;
Rain and mist tend to moisten
the branches where the phoenix perches.
Jade-green stands up by the forest pavilion,
as shoots wait to emerge from their sheath,
and see for a thousand feet,
brushing against the spreading clouds.
Zheng Shidong from Zhishan.”

Artist’s seals:
Chingyou zhai [Ch’ing-yu chai] (“Study of Pure Jade”); Zheng Zhidong yin [Cheng Chih-tung yin]; Zhufei [Chu-fei] (“expunging what is wrong”)

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