Lush Green Spring Mountains Artist: Ye Rong (Chinese, active late 17th century)


Asian Art

The scholar resting on a rocky ledge in the foreground of this painting invites the viewer to share his experience, which is recorded in the artist’s poem at the top left: “On the rock grow nine elegant fresh stems of a divine fungus / The spring mountain—a deep green—is where the scholar sits / A wild crane flies to him as though it recognizes him / On the other bank, the water bird cries loudly three or four times.” The inscription also states that both the painting and the poem were composed by Ye Rong as a gift to a friend on his birthday.


Hanging scroll, ink on satin


65 3/4 × 19 5/8 in. (167 × 49.8 cm)
without mounting: 66 3/4 × 19 11/16 in. (169.55 × 50 cm)
with mounting: 80 3/4 × 24 in. (205.1 × 60.9 cm)
with rollers: 28 3/8 in. (72 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Cheng Chi

Accession Number



Qing dynasty (1644–1911)


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Cheng Chi

  • David Ake Sensabaugh, The Scholar as Collector: Chinese Art at Yale, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2004), 35, 44, no. 48, fig. 25.
  • Handbook of the Collections, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1992), 299, ill.

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hanging scrolls, landscapes (representations)


mountains spring


"Ye Rong". and bearing the seal, "Shigu"; for rough translation of inscription see reverse of worksheet

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