Chang Jui-tu's (1570-1641) style name was Erh-shui ("Two Waters"), his works were said to
prevent fire. Many were brought to Japan by Buddhist monks of the Huang-po Sect, and this
piece is one of the oldest introducted to Japan. Perhaps this work was produced about
the time Chang was fifty-seven. The poem transcribed is "Mount Chung-nan" by Wang wei. The
keen brush strokes and fluent brush work are delightful and refreshing.
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