June 6th, 2007
16th century Chinese painting, split into left and right halves, appearing in Alasdair Clayre’s 1984 The Heart of the Dragon.
Left half: floating immortal. Click for larger version.
Right half: sleeping scholar. Click for larger version.
“In a 16th-century painting illustrating a Daoist poem, a scholar asleep in his thatched cottage dreams he is an immortal, floating over the mountains” (p47).