Squirrel on Pine Branch, 1696 Ink on paper, hanging scroll, inscribed and dated bingzi (1696), signed Yizhi Shen Yongling, followed by two square seals of the artist reading Shen Yongling Yin, and Yi Zhi. 50 7/8 x 22 3/8in (129 x 56.7cm)
Published: Suzuki Kei, comp. Chugoku kaiga sogo zuroku: Daiikkan, Amerika-Kananda hen (Comprehensive illustrated catalogue of Chinese paintings: Volume 1, American and Canadian collections), Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 1982, A48-1.
Shen Yongling, who used the zi Yizhi, was active in the early Qing dynasty, receiving his juren degree in Shunzhi 5 (1648). Another scroll by him, dated 1694 and also of squirrels, is in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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