This painting was made by Shang Rui (1634―?), Qing Dynasty. He was born in Jiangsu Province. As a monk he became an expert in painting mountains, rivers and lakes. His painting lines are concise and lively, skillful, mostly in imitation of Tang skill, to enhance artistic expression from a poem. This painting scroll depicts water expansion surrounded by green mountains where a hermit friend is located.
Whole painting scroll: width: 200cm, height: 55cm
Painting size: width: 171cm, height: 45cm
[Author]: Shang Rui, Qing Dynasty
[Material]: Painting paper made from rice stalk, silk cloth as background material.