Yun Shou-p'ing (1633-1690), Ko by original name, was a native of Wu-chin,
Kiangsu province. His style name was Shou-p'ing, by which he became known later,
and thus he assumed another style name Cheng-shu. His sobriquet was Nan-t'ien.
He was a gifted landscape painter, but after realizing that he could not be
equal in this genre to Wang Hui, his friend, he turned to paintings of flowering
plants and developed a new phase in the mo-ku-fe ("boneless method") painting technique.
Yun excelled in tasteful landscapes depicted on a narrow picture plane. This work,
executed in the style of the Yuan dynasty painter Ni Tsan, is a good representation of
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