Landscapes, Flowers and Birds: Orchid

Artist: Luo Ping (1733-1799)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 1780
Ink on paper
H x W (image): 22 x 27 cm (8 11/16 x 10 5/8 in)
Credit Line
Transfer from the United States Customs Service, Department of the Treasury
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Album, Painting

Album leaf

China, orchid, Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911), WWII-era provenance
Provenance research underway.

Luo Ping used his fingertip and nail to sketch this wild orchid.  He completed the image with a poem that celebrates the end of winter, written in archaic-style clerical script.  Luo Ping made the calligraphy an integral part of the pictorial image and used it to counterbalance the orchid blossom.

Published References
  • Freer Gallery of Art. The Freer Gallery of Art. Washington. .
Collection Area(s)
Chinese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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