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Blooming Plum Tree on Fan
  • Chun Fang
    1700s
    born: China
  • Blooming Plum Tree on Fan, 1700s, Qing dynasty (1644–1911)
  • Where object was made: China
  • ink, watercolor on paper, mounted on silk brocade
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 1/16 x 20 1/16 in
    Frame Dimensions: 44.5 x 70.5 cm
    Frame Dimensions: 17 1/2 x 27 3/4 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 23 x 51 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 40 x 65.5 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 3/4 x 25 13/16 in
  • Anonymous gift in memory of Priscilla B. Eldredge
  • Not on display
  • 1998.0718
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Fan painting of a plum tree. The trunk is depicted in tones of black to light grey ink in a loose, sketchy manner. The ink is moistly applied in areas, causing bleeding to occur. The blossoms are depicted in light red pigment to the right side of the painting. The image of the blossoming plum tree has been cropped at top and bottom.