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Hibiscus, from the flowers of the twelve months: August
Date: approx. 1670-1710
Historical Period: Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
Object Name: Album leaf
Materials: Ink and colors on silk
Dimensions: H. 16 1/8 in x W. 13 in, H. 41 cm x W. 33 cm (image); H. 25 in x W. 19 in, H. 63.5 cm x W. 48.3 cm (matted)
Credit Line: The Avery Brundage Collection
Department: Chinese Art
Collection: Painting
Object Number: B65D49.j
On Display: Yes
Location: Hambrecht Gallery

Description

Label:

清朝 惲冰繪 花卉冊頁之十﹕木芙蓉 紙本設色

The hibiscus is called mufurong in Chinese and often used as a pun for "wealth" (fu) and "glory" (rong). Another name is "intoxicated hibiscus" (zuijiu furong) because the pinkish white blossoms, which open early in the morning, turn crimson at night. One of nine flowers of autumn, the ancient name for the hibiscus was "resists frost" (jushuang).


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Exhibition History: "The Hundred Flowers: Botanical Motifs in Chinese Art", Asian Art Museum, March 24-June 25, 1985
Label:

清朝 惲冰繪 花卉冊頁之十﹕木芙蓉 紙本設色

The hibiscus is called mufurong in Chinese and often used as a pun for "wealth" (fu) and "glory" (rong). Another name is "intoxicated hibiscus" (zuijiu furong) because the pinkish white blossoms, which open early in the morning, turn crimson at night. One of nine flowers of autumn, the ancient name for the hibiscus was "resists frost" (jushuang).


Exhibition History: "The Hundred Flowers: Botanical Motifs in Chinese Art", Asian Art Museum, March 24-June 25, 1985