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THE TRANQUIL ANGLER

Aug. 01, 1955
Aug. 01, 1955

Table of Contents
Aug. 1, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
Civil War In Virginia
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Sport In Art

THE TRANQUIL ANGLER

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.

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PHOTOFreer Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.