Sunset in an Autumn Valley: Landscape with Man in House
Shen Shih (Shen Shi)
Hanging scroll: ink on paper
h 38 x w 12 inches
Shen Shih was from Suchou but had also lived in Nanking. He studied the Sung and Yüan masters as well as the professional
artists T'ang Yin and Ch'iu Ying and is said to have copied old paintings. Only a few works carry his own signature.
In this autumn landscape we see more of the influence of the Wu school master Wen Cheng-ming. Shen Shih's light and deft
brushwork are reminiscent of other better-known painters like Shen Chou. The two poetic inscriptions on the top right of
this work are by Wen Po-jen (nephew of Wen Cheng-ming, whose work is in the exhibition) and another Shen Shih. The artist
Shen Shih indicates it was painted for Mr. Chu-lin of Nanking.