Orchid and Colophon / Shitao (Shih-t'ao) / Attributed to

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Accession Number
1955/2.12
Title
Orchid and Colophon
Artist Nationality
Chinese
Artist Life Dates
1642-1707
Medium and Support
ink on paper
Object Creation Date
1644-1707
Object Creation Place
Asia (continent)
China (nation)
Creation Place 1
Asia (continent)
Creation Place 2
China (nation)
Inscription
Colophon:
Yan Cai Zhe Yi Zeng Yi Xi, Fei Jun Zi Qi Shui Tuo. Yi He Nian Zhi Kai, Jing Er Fei Fu Yi Fen Fang Xi, Fen Han Xiang Er Tu E. Liao Yan Zhu Yi Shu Huai Xi, Fu Yan Kan Er Ming Zhuo.
(Pick a(n) (orchid) plant and give it only to a gentleman who will cherish it. When it blossoms, the stems are straight and lush, the flowers disseminate scents in the air, and the calyces wither. Let me stay longer and indulge in a moment of contemplation, leaning on the banister, drinking a cup of whine, and thinking about life.
Signature: Qing Xiang Chen Ren A Chang (The old man, A-Chang, from Qingxiang).
Dimensions
29.6 cm x 33.4 cm (11 5/8 in. x 13 1/8 in.)
Primary Object Classification
Painting
Primary Object Type
album leaf
Secondary Object Classification
Painting
Secondary Object Type
bird and flower
Physical Description
The painting depicts an orchid on the left, with calligraphical texts on the right-hand half. Paper is faded, and ink is black.
Subject Matter
Orchid.
Primary Keywords
calligraphy
orchids
plants
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Record
1955/2.12
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