Cats and Butterflies of Longevity, Blossoms and butterflies , Shen Zhenlin, Qing dynasty, Frame (Domestic Delivery Only)

  • Product Code: 4718008794383
  • Size: 28.5 x 32.9 cm ±5%
  • Framed Size: 42.3 x 46.7 x 3 cm ±5%
  • Material: Rice Paper
  • Weight: 2111 g


Tags: Original size and media, Birds and Flowers, mothers day


Shen Zhenlin (style name Fengchi), a native of Wuxian (modern Suzhou, Jiangsu) served the Qing court painting academy in the Xianfeng and Tongzhi reigns (1851-1874). 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.
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