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Zhang Sheng, Chinese
Peonies, 1686
Paint on Silk
67 3/4 in. x 37 3/16 in. (172.11 cm x 94.49 cm)


Object Type: Scroll
Technique: Brushwork
Creation Place: Asia, China
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. William Bacon Pettus
Accession Number: PE17


Commentary
On the outside of the scroll, in pencil: Kang Chang Shing. Flowers and Birds.

Marks
Inscription: Sketched at the Henian Hall in the good year of bingyin (1686).

Signature: Zhang Sheng ??

Seals: Two seals of the artist below the signature: Zhang Sheng zhi yin ???? and Zihe ??.?

Professor Kathleen M. Ryor, Carleton College


Chang Shen in the upper left. Two square red ink seals stamped in the upper left.

Medium
Colored paints on silk mounted on blue silk brocade with rosewood end knobs.

Object Description
Vertical hanging scroll depicting red, white, and blue peonies and pink and white blossoms. A rock with blue dots is painted with the flowers.

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