Wang Meng (style name Shu-ming and Huang-he shan-ch'iao) called himself Hsiang-Kuang chu-shih and was a native of Wu-hsing (modern Hu-chou, Chekiang). He was the maternal grandson of Chao Meng-fu (1254-1322). Wang Meng studied long and diligently, his painting style deriving from that of Chao Meng-fu. Wang also sought the methods of various T'ang (618-907) and Sung (960-1279) dynasty painters, especially the school of Tung Yuan (d. 962) and Chu-jan (f1.ca.960-980). Wang Meng became one of the Four Masters of the Yuan.
Depicted in this painting are multiple ridges of piled mountains using the method of fine, dry "ox–hair" texture strokes. The luxuriant pine forests with assorted trees appear so dense that not even the wind can penetrate them. A scholar in a thatched hut can be seen opening a scroll. In the upper left corner is an inscription in small seal script which reads, "Studio in Pine-covered Mountains." The style of the painting and method of the inscription both exhibit the harmony of Wang Meng's awkwardly archaic and rounded brushwork. This painting was done in1349, when he was 41-years-old.