This contemplative gentleman leaning against a willow on the bank of a purling stream, attended by his servant, was painted on silk by Yang Jih-yen in the peaceable kingdom of China in the Sung dynasty 700 years ago. The spirit is philosophic, and then, as now, the fisherman could prop up his rod and pursue his own thoughts. The style of painting, monochrome on neutral ground, reached its zenith in this period.
Table of Contents
Aug. 1, 1955
The talk in the horse set, Saving something for the skipper, About Pee Wee's dream, Pacer's bad break, A flash of iridescence, Practical golf
Baseball simmers as the National League tries to catch the Dodgers and five American League teams hold a battle royal
After the turn of the century bathers—and painters—took to the water
- By Chuck Congdon