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Asian Art
Artist: Lan Ying, Chinese, 1585–1664

Landscape in the Style of Li Tang

17th century

Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, with rhino horn rollers

without mounting: 68 5/16 × 22 in. (173.5 × 55.9 cm)
with mounting: 100 5/16 × 27 13/16 in. (254.8 × 70.6 cm)
with rollers: 31 5/16 in. (79.5 cm)
Gift of Kathleen and Denis C. Yang
1986.128.1

A professional painter, Lan Ying often experimented with the styles of earlier masters, as well as those of contemporaneous artists. For example, the placement of gnarled trees before an impassive mass of rocks in this painting, and the distinctive strokes defining the boulders, loosely echoes the style of the Northern Song master Li Tang (ca. 1050–after 1130). The density of the brushwork, on the other hand, parallels that which is found among artists at the Ming court.

Geography: 
China
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Chinese
Period: 
Ming dynasty (1368–1644)
Classification: 
Paintings
Provenance: 

Kathleen Mao Yang (born 1935) and Denis Chun-chuan Yang (1926–2017), New York; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1986

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.