Important Cultural Property

Fishing in Winter


Artist Attributed to Ma Lin
Period China, Yuan dynasty, 14th century
Materials and techniques Hanging scroll, ink and light colour on silk
Size 31.4×51.2


This masterpiece successfully expresses the savageness of winter by depicting an angler at a river. Grounds and trees are meticulously sketched with fine ink brush lines while colors are mild with scanty pale brown and red pigments on light Indian ink. Ma Lin is thought to be the painter, but this picture resembles the extremely free painting style of a group affiliated to the Li Di school, which transcended the formalism prevalent among painters of those days.

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