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Peonies, Grasses, and Rocks

This exquisite painting with its delicate brushwork and subtle colors belongs in the tradition of Bird and Flower Painting, a category of painting developed in the Tang dynasty 618‒907.

Tang Shishu
Chinese, 1831‒1902
Peonies, Grasses, and Rocks
19th century
Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk
15 ½ x 36 in. (39.4 x 91.4 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift from the Collection of Dr. Thomas Kuebler, 2012.78