Panel (Furnishing Fabric)

A work made of silk, slit and dovetailed tapestry weave with interlaced outlining wefts; painted details.
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  • A work made of silk, slit and dovetailed tapestry weave with interlaced outlining wefts; painted details.

Date:

Qing dynasty(1644–1911), 1763

Artist:

Manchu
China

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Artist

Manchu

Title

Panel (Furnishing Fabric)

Origin

China

Date

1763

Medium

Silk, slit and dovetailed tapestry weave with interlaced outlining wefts; painted details

Inscriptions

Inscription (translation): Among flowers there is one named orchid. Its color is purple; its leaves protect the flower from the winds, Like a red bird among the many layered mountain peaks, It is difficult to perceive the dawn. Therefore purple orchid, which has not seen the sun in Chinwang Pu's list of all the flowers, When I saw this flower, I used its color to sketch this supplement to the floral history. Written by imperial command in the peaches [third] month of the quiwei year [1763] of the Qianlong [emperor]

Dimensions

83.1 × 46.4 cm (32 3/4 × 18 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. William J. Calhoun through The Antiquarian Society

Reference Number

1913.161

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