Wild Goose Caught by a Hawk


Wild Goose Caught by a Hawk

Paintings / Ming Dynasty / China

By Mao Chong (dates unknown)

Place of production:China

Ming dynasty, 16th century

Color on silk

(本紙)縦170.9 横89.6


This scene captures the tense moment when a hawk catches its prey. The style has a power that was later lost when bird-and-flower paintings of the imperial court became conventionalized.

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