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近代 齊白石 佛手壽桃 扇面
Peaches and Buddha's Hands

Artist:
Qi Baishi (Chinese, 1864–1957)
Date:
dated 1955
Culture:
China
Medium:
Folding fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on alum paper
Dimensions:
7 1/4 x 20 9/16 in. (18.4 x 52.2 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, in memory of La Ferne Hatfield Ellsworth, 1986
Accession Number:
1986.267.236
Not on view
The paintings of Qi Baishi's last years, such as this fan, tend to be familiar images rendered with a colorful palette and clear graphic simplicity.

This picture, with its auspicious message of "Good Luck and Long Life" inscribed in bold seal-script characters, was done as a companion piece to the adjacent Chrysanthemums, datable to 1955.
Signature: Baishi
Undated

Artist's inscription: Great luck and long life

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

Marking: Collectors' seals: Robert Hatfield Ellsworth (two)
Robert H. Ellsworth , New York (until 1986; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Painting: Selections from the Robert H. Ellsworth Collection," February 2, 1988–September 25, 1988.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Traditional Scholarly Values at the End of the Qing Dynasty: The Collection of Weng Tonghe (1830–1904)," June 30, 1998–January 3, 1999.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Between Two Cultures: A Selection of Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Chinese Paintings from the Robert H. Ellsworth Collection," January 30, 2001–August 19, 2001.

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