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
Detail 1: Guests composing poetry and drinking rice wine from cups floating down the stream.
This handscroll was once in the possession of the esteemed Ōbaku abbot Yueshan (Jp.
Etsuzan) who brushed its title and colophon. Several centuries later it was owned by Tomioka
Tessai (c. 1836 -1924), the most influential Japanese literati painter of the late nineteenth and
early twentieth century, and a prominent devotee of sencha (steeped green leaf tea).