Orchids and Bamboo [right of a pair]

Ink on gold leaf on paper | 41.4 x 103.5 x 0.6in | 1852

Tsubaki Chinzan

These screens use richly symbolic natural motifs-orchid and bamboo-to praise the character of scholar-officials like the artist Tsubaki Chinzan himself. The right screen illustrates a grotto of wild epidendrum orchids-small, unassuming plants that gr...
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