- Museum number
Fan mounted as an album leaf of swallows and apricot blossomes. Painted in ink and colours on silk.
- Production date
Diameter: 24.50 centimetres
Height: 40.50 centimetres (album dim.)
Length: 32 centimetres (album dim.)
- Curator's comments
- Swallows are traditionally seen as symbols of spring. The word for swallow also creates a pun for ‘banquet’. This pun comes into use because those who were successful at the examinations that entered them into a prestigious career as a government official were celebrated at a spring banquet under apricot blossoms. Career success is the meaning of this image.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2008 10 Jan-5 Aug, BM Galleries 91, Fascination With Nature
- Acquisition date
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Asia painting number: Ch.Ptg.Add.384 (Chinese Painting Additional Number)