Description The artist's poem in the upper right corner of this work tells of the intoxicating blossoms of peach and peony filling his courtyard garden. His painting then presents these two lovely flowers in a manner that we never see in nature. This seemingly simple relishing of the beauty of flowers is a reference to the glories of spring, marked here by its start with the peach blossoms and its end with the peonies.
Provenance Panama-Pacific International Exposition, China Pavilion, San Francisco, 1915 [no. 173]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1915, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription]紅雨方酣滿院露笑枝婪尾送(?)將歸珠簪棬冬(?)宜(?)春自(?)只愛??金帶圖 小山邹一桂; [Seal] At top; [Seal] At bottom
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1915
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