Eighteen Luohans, Scene Seven: Immortal at the Foot of a Pine Tree

Title

Eighteen Luohans, Scene Seven: Immortal at the Foot of a Pine Tree

Description

An Immortal at the foot of a pine tree, attended by a servant with a ru-i scepter. Since he holds a pot from which curls the smoke of magic incense, he may be Li Tie-guai, legendary pupil of Lao Tze and Patron of Magic. The Immortal is summoning at the far end of his incense a bat-winged demon who bears, downward past the tree tops, two peonies, presumably for an Empress Immortal who sits in delighted anticipation before the Magician.

Creator

Zhou Xun, 1649-1729

Is Part Of

Asian Art Collection

Medium

Ink on paper

Extent

16 in x 221 in; scroll dowel 1 in

Identifier

PUA_ART_1957_1h

Rights

Copyright Not Evaluated

Format

painting
hand scroll

Alternative Title

Taoist Immortals (Hsien Nung) on P'eng Lai, Mystic Isle of the Blest