NPM188 - NEW BOOK
National Palace Museum: BAI HUI QING GONG: PINGHUA YU PENJING HUA TEZHAN. Pure Offerings of a Myriad Plants: Paintings on [of] Flower Vases and Potted Scenes. Taibei, 2018. 227 pp. Full page colour plates throughout. 28x29 cm. Wrappers.
Catalogue of an exhibition at the National Palace Museum in Taibei showing fine paintings (and a few embroideries) of vases filled with flowers, floral displays and potted scenes (penjing). Whilst the majority of the paintings have a flower vase or potted scene as the main theme, a number of the paintings are of a larger scene and/or landscape with a flower vase or floral display comprising a small part. The majority of the exhibits date from the Qing dynasty, a few earlier examples; Five Dynasties, Song and Ming. All illustrated in colour. Introductions to each section and descriptions of plates in English. Fuller text in Chinese including essays.
Available, as of: 01/09/2019
Was item 21 in printed List 196.
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