Majestic Mountain Retreats:
17th- and 18th-Century Monumental Chinese Landscape

February 7, 2016 - April 10, 2016

Inspired by Stormy Landscape, likely painted in the late 1730s to mid-1740s, and the most recent hanging scroll added to the Norton’s Chinese Collection, the three works in this installation depict mountain retreats. The inscription and artists’ seals on Stormy Landscape, suggest that it is a painting of a Taoist monastery. It is reminiscent of extant Taoist mountaintemples in Fujian province not far from the artist’s home. The other two works are, Waterfall in a Bamboo Grove, probably painted in the mid-17th century, and Landscape in the Manner of Wang Meng, dated 1744.


Organized by the Norton Museum of Art

This exhibition is made possible through the generosity of John and Heidi Niblack.