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Painting, hanging scroll. Pair of pheasants, pink and purple peonies by water's edge; sparrow on willow branch. Ink and colour on silk. Dated, signed and sealed.
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Height: 193.50 centimetres (mount)
Height: 128.40 centimetres
Width: 71.50 centimetres (mount)
Width: 50.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Hizo Nihon bijutsu taikan Vol 3
A pair of white birds, together with white and red peonies, are shown by a rocky water's edge. The tree is probably a willow, though the treatment of the branches is rather stiff; the dandelions suggest that this is a spring scene. The dense, realistic texture of the red peony petals suggests the influence of Western painting, while the theme, design, and composition recall the tradition of Nanpin-school flower-and-bird paintings.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The collection of Japanese and Chinese paintings belonging to Arthur Morrison was purchased by Sir William Gwynne-Evans, who presented it to the British Museum in 1913.
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- Additional IDs
Asia painting number: Jap.Ptg.2430 (Japanese Painting Number)