Solitary Azure Peak (Guqingfeng), from an album of Mount Luofu
- Daoji (Chinese, 1642–1707)
- Qing period, ca. 1701–5
- Part of an album of eight leaves; ink and colors on paper
- H. 11 1/8 x W. 7 13/16 in. (28.2 x 19.8 cm)
- Princeton University Art Museum, Gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Y1967-17
The painter Daoji was a Buddhist monk for over fifty years. Mount Luofu, the site pictured here, has long been a sacred Daoist site located in Guangdong Province. During the Tang dynasty (618–906), the mountain became an important regional center for both Daoists and Buddhists. A Daoist temple was built there in the mid-eighth century, but was later converted into a Buddhist temple. In Daoji's rendering, pilgrims climb a mountain path and approach the temple courtyard.