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Lilies and Butterflies

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Description The lily nourishes the butterfly, just as mothers nourish sons. Perhaps this fan was given by Yun Bing to a friend hoping for the birth of a male child. She cut out and pasted down everything you see-including the calligraphy and the seals.
Provenance Cheng York-lam, prior to 1986 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Sale, Christie's, New York, June 3, 1987, no. 48; Walters Art Museum, 1987, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Signature] LanLing Nushi Yun Bing; [Seal] Two seals of the artist; [Date]
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the Ambassador and Mrs. William J. Sebald Fund, 1987

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mounted fan, ink and color on cut-out and mounted paper
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 6 5/16 x W: 17 15/16 in. (16 x 45.5 cm)
  • China (Place of Origin)
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