Landscape: mountain and water; a figure under a plum tree
- Hanging scroll (mounted on panel)
- Historical period(s)
- Joseon period, 16th-early 17th century
- Ink on silk
- 102.4 x 54.6 cm
- Korea or China
- Credit Line
- Gift of Charles Lang Freer
- Freer Gallery of Art
- Accession Number
- The theme of a scholar gazing into a mist-laden landscape reflects the influence of Chinese artists such as Ma Yuan and Hsia Kuei, who were active during the Southern Sung period (1127-1279). However, the attenuated composition, the dramatic contrast of light and dark ink washes and the bold faceting of the mountain peaks are features more closely related to the conservative Che School traditions that developed during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The Korean artist intrepreted the earlier Chinese traditions as a suitable way to display his own technical ability.
Unidentified owner, Tokyo, Japan, to 1907 
From 1907 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased in Tokyo, Japan, from an unidentified owner in spring of 1907 
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 
 See Original Kakemono and Makimono List, L. 546, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives.
 See note 1.
 The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
- On View Location
- Currently not on view
- Collection(s) Area
- Korean Art
- Web Resource(s)
- Google Cultural Institute
- Rights Statement
- Copyright with museum