Aug 6, 2021
Aug 6, 2021
Aug 6, 2021
Aug 6, 2021



early 1900s

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


Did you know?

This early 20th-century folding screen has both sides painted with the image of bloomed peonies.


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. This early 20th-century folding screen of peonies may have used for festive occasions such as weddings.

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