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Hsu Hsun,
Flowers and Insects (1 of 4), n. d.
Paint on silk
13 7/8 x 11 5/8 in. (35 x 30 cm)

Object Type: Scroll
Technique: Brushwork
Period: Ch'ing Dynasty (China, 1644-1912)
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. William Bacon Pettus
Accession Number: PE501

One of four paintings in the series: PE501, PE502, PE503, PE504

Chien Lung Period (1736-1795)

two seals of Hsu Hsun

Object Description
Two orange-and-white chysanthemums and a blue-violet chrysanthemum are depicted here. A praying mantis is shown (slightly to the right of center of the work), as it preys upon a flying insect.

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