Sparrows, plum blossoms, and bamboo

Unidentified artist

Not on view

The appeal of Southern Song academic flower and bird painting, exemplified here, derives from careful realism; studied, selective presentation; and genuine affection lavished upon the small and colorful things of the garden.

Sparrows, plum blossoms, and bamboo, Unidentified artist Chinese, Fan mounted as an album leaf; ink and color on silk, China

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