Detail 1: Guests composing poetry and drinking rice wine from cups floating down the stream.
Detail 2: Wang Xizhi王羲之 (303 AD– 361 AD), China’s most esteemed calligrapher, with friends and child attendants, in a pavilion watching the movement of geese in the water, which are famously cited as inspiration for Wang’s calligraphic style.
Purification at the Orchid Pavilion, 1671
Fan Yi 樊沂 (c. 1615 -before 1688)
Frontispiece and colophon by Manpukuji’s 7th Abbot, Yueshan Daozong 悅山道宗 (Jp. Etsuzan Dōshū, 1629-1709), 1707 China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
Handscroll, ink and color on silk
28.4 x 392.8 cm; 29.8 x 763.3 cm (mounted)
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Wai-kam Ho and the Womens Council of The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1977.47