Peonies and Rocks

early 1900s
Location: not on view
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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.
Peonies and Rocks

Peonies and Rocks

early 1900s

Korea, Joseon dynasty (1392−1910) or Japanese colonial period (1910−1945)

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