Eight-panel folding screen; ink and pigment on silk
Painting: 105.8 x 32.6 cm (41 5/8 x 12 13/16 in.); Overall framed: 180.2 x 368.4 cm (70 15/16 x 145 1/16 in.)
Gift of The Honorable Joseph P. Carroll, KM, and Roberta Carroll, M.D. 2022.59
In East Asian art, peonies traditionally symbolize prosperity and wealth.
By the late nineteenth century, peony paintings with bold designs and striking graphic stylization were increasingly produced and consumed by middle-class members because of its symbolic meaning: prosperity and wealth.
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