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近代 吳昌碩 蘭花 扇面
Orchid

Artist:
Wu Changshuo (Chinese, 1844–1927)
Date:
early 20th century
Culture:
China
Medium:
Folding fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on alum paper
Dimensions:
7 3/8 x 20 3/8 in. (18.7 x 51.8 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, in memory of La Ferne Hatfield Ellsworth, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.267.125
Not on view
Orchids are an emblem of quiet, even hidden virtue, and a subject well suited to rendering in ink alone. Wu's muted palette is elegant and understated, but enough color is used to satisfy turn-of-the-century taste.
Signature: Wu Zunqing
Undated

Artist's seal: Kutie (square, white characters)

Artist's inscription: Refreshing breeze; dedicated to Yinting; done in the style of Qingxiang [Daoji].

Marking: Collectors' seals: Robert Hatfield Ellsworth
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