Landscapes, Flowers and Birds: Orchid

Maker(s)
Artist: Luo Ping (1733-1799)
Historical period(s)
Qing dynasty, 1780
Medium
Ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 22 x 27 cm (8 11/16 x 10 5/8 in)
Geography
China
Credit Line
Transfer from the United States Customs Service, Department of the Treasury
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1980.112c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Painting
Type

Album leaf

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

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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