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Tree Peonies

Artist:
After Yun Shouping (Chinese, 1633–1690)
Period:
Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
Culture:
China
Medium:
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
Dimensions:
Image: 69 5/8 x 35 in. (176.8 x 88.9 cm) Overall with mounting: 121 1/2 x 43 in. (308.6 x 109.2 cm) Overall with knobs: 121 1/2 x 46 1/2 in. (308.6 x 118.1 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Morse, 1972
Accession Number:
1972.16
Not on view
Signature: Inscription by artist:
A modest spring beauty with songs and flutes in the boudoir
Copper tray and silver candles face the scented flowers
Its diaphanous gown crushed and cut, the fate of this "brocade",
Newly come, this one dancing marvelously on the palm [of the hand].

At the time of xiaochhun [around April] in the year wuchen [1688], at Southern Mountain Pavilion in Jiangxi, imitating the method of Xuchongsi of the Northern Song. Yunxi Waishi, Shouping.

Seals: 1. Ji Yueyun (tall, rectangular relief)
2. Shouping Zhiyin (square, intaglio)
3. Zhengshu (square relief)

Marking: No collectors' seals
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Morse , New York (until 1972; donated to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Peach Blossom Spring," November 21, 1983–June 3, 1984.

Princeton University Art Museum. "Chinese Flower Paintings," May 2, 1996–June 30, 1996.

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