Cats and Butterflies of Longevity, Peach blossom and cat, Shen Zhenlin, Qing dynasty, Giclée

  • Product Code: 0624718008794451
  • Size: 28.5 x 32.9 cm ±5%
  • Default white border: Plus four sides of the heart 1 cm
  • Material: Rice Paper
  • Weight: 95.7 g


Tags: Original size and media, Animal, mothers day, Cat


Shen Zhenlin (style name Fengchi), a native of Wuxian (modern Suzhou, Jiangsu) served the Qing court painting academy in the Xianfeng and Tongzhi reigns (1851-1878). He specialized in figures and portraits but was also good at sketching birds and flowers from life as well as landscapes. Famous for his painting, Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908) awarded him a plaque that she personally inscribed: "To a miraculous hand that transmits the spirit."
In ancient times, people used the homonym of "cat" and "butterfly" for "octogenarian"and "septuagenarian" to express birthday wishes for a venerated elder. This work is composed of two albums rendered with gold and other mineral-based pigments on black paper to depict cats and butterflies playing and roaming among flowers of the seasons. For this exhibit, the twelve leaves of the "octogenarian" cat album have been selected with four leaves from the "septuagenarian" butterfly album. The rich and exquisite paintings with colors set off against a dark background make them especially lively and adorable as well as eye-catching.


All Giclée are developed on high-quality rice paper with nanotechnology inks guaranteed by original manufacturers. Passed Weathering Test: resistant to moisture, temperature difference and light pollution.
Each item comes with a warranty card which describes detailed product information in Chinese, English and Japanese. Customers of different countries can better understand the features and introduction of the products.
Each item comes with National Palace Museum’s security label in order to confirm the product quality and authorization.

Seal of painting album

Its design is based on international boutique-class packaging to create the seal of painting album. The seal is wrapped with art paper that has import material feeling. On the surface of the paper, three-dimensional bronzing treatment is applied to give a mature, restraining, and fashionable style. 
Painting is wrapped with fine silky materials to isolate it from moisture and light damage. With large-gram thick paper used as substrate and a special design, the painting is well protected from any damage during transportation. The package is quite handy and convenient for transportation. 

Packing size : 38×32×0.2cm
Appendix : Warranty Card

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