Zhu Xuan [Chu Hsuan] (1620-1695?) 朱軒
“Landscape” 1682 山水
Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk
85.0 x 30.4 cm. (33 1/2 x 12 in.)
“The flavors of the world become insipid with age,
closing my door I enjoy living alone;
Totally at leisure even the monks envy me,
because of my many additions friends often keep a distance.
With dew from bamboo I comb my hair indifferently,
smoke from preparing tea awakens me from a dream;
With poetry in my heart and inspired by wine,
what can I do but splash ink again?
During the tenth lunar month of the year 1682, painted and inscribed by Zhu Xuan.”
Zhu Xuan; Xuetian (“Snowy Field”)