Known for his delicate use of color, Ju Jie has illustrated the famous eleventh-century poem “Ode to the Red Cliff” by the polymath Su Shi (1037–1101). A river course is framed between tall trees in front and the bold forms of a cliff and waterfall in back. On the boat, three gentlemen seated by a low table are being served fish and wine, while the lead figure turns his head and body to look at the approach of the famed cliff. This may be Su Shi, who is often shown wearing the style of hat seen here.
"Acquisitions of the Art Museum 1984," Record of the Art Museum, Princeton University 44, no. 1 (1985): p. 24-52.
Wen C. Fong, Images of the mind: selections from the Edward L. Elliott family and John B. Elliott collections of Chinese calligraphy and painting at the Art Museum, Princeton University, (Princeton, NJ: The Art Museum, Princeton University, 1984).