hanging scroll: ink on silk
h 67 x w 17 -1/2 inches
h: Chen-shan, Se-lu, Kung chih-t'a, Jen-chung, Liu-ch'ih, Sui-li
Fu Shan, a noted calligrapher as well as a painter and physician from Shansi, lived through the tumultuous period between
the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties. He fought the Ch'ing and became known as a Ming loyalist.
"Fu Shan is better known as a calligrapher, and his landscape paintings are relatively rare. This is one of his best. I don't
usually go for the facile equations of painting and calligraphy - they are profoundly different arts. But here, because of
the highly formalized character of the painting, one could make formal connections with his calligraphy."