Old Tree and Bamboo (in the manner of Wu Chen (1280-1354))
Hsieh Shih-ch'en (Xie Shichen)
Hanging scroll: ink on paper
h 41 -1/4 x w 21 -1/2 inches
Hsieh Shih-ch'en was from Suchou and spent most of his life painting there. His family was wealthy yet he appears to have
become a professional painter in a town that was just beginning to gain prominence for both amateur and professional painters.
It is recorded that he followed Shen Chou's style adding bits of his own and other professional painters' ideas to the mix.
He is best known as a landscape painter with a very deft and versatile brush.