Fish and Water Plants (in the tradition of Miu Fu (15th c.))
15 century A.D.
Hanging scroll: ink and color on paper
h 27 x w 14 -1/4 inches
This large decorative hanging scroll of a fish amidst water plants is painted in the style of court painting from the fifteenth-century.
Miu Fu was a fifteenth century artist who specialized in large-scale paintings of fish and other decorative subject matter.
During the early Ming this type of painting would have been created to hang in a palace or court setting. Often the leaping
fish is seen as symbolic of success in passing examinations and thus is used as a congratulatory presentation piece.