Lotuses, Insects, and Birds

Lotuses, Insects, and Birds

연화백로도 (蓮花白鷺圖)

1800s

Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk

Image: 112.6 x 57.5 cm (44 5/16 x 22 5/8 in.); Overall: 174.5 x 77.5 cm (68 11/16 x 30 1/2 in.)

Dudley P. Allen Fund 1985.18

Fun Fact

Given its subject matter of lotus flowers, herons, kingfisher, and dragonflies, this hanging scroll may have been hung for display during the summer.

Description

Pairs of herons, kingfishers, and dragonflies punctuate a profusion of lotus in this composition that, given the orientation of the herons and the clustering of motifs in the left-hand side of the work, may have once been the left painting of a pair. Given its subject matter, this hanging scroll may have been hung for display during the summer.

See also
Department: 
Korean Art
Type of artwork: 
Painting
Credit line: 
Dudley P. Allen Fund

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