National Palace Museum ed: LAI QIN TU: LINGSHOU YU HUAGUO DE HEXIE ZOUMING. Of a Feather Flocking Together: Birds, Flowers and Fruit in Melodic Harmony. Taibei 2019. 262 pp. Colour plates throughout. 27x21 cm. Boards.
Catalogue of an exhibition at the National Palace Museum in Taibei showing 31 lovely exhibits of bird-and-flower paintings dating from the Song, Yuan, Ming, Qing dynasties plus one from the Republican period and one Japanese example. The paintings are supplemented by photographs and descriptions of birds which feature in the paintings. Allows comparison between the beautiful 'real things' and their delightful artistic renditions. Introduction, list of plates and full descriptions of plates in English. Fuller texts in Chinese.
Available, as of: 13/03/2021
Was item 452 in printed List 200.
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