B4 Size, Print Card, Paired Cranes in the Shade with Flowers, Giuseppe Castiglione, Qing Dynasty

  • Product Code: 4718008795946
  • Size: 25.7 x 36.4 cm ±5%
  • Material: Paper
  • Weight: 44 g


Tags: Giuseppe Castiglione, Fu lu shou xi


On a gentle slope where rose bushes bloom are two pairs of red-crested cranes, one adult and the other chicks. An adult stands on one leg and careens its neck to preen its feathers while the other looks back and down at the two chicks who have yet to molt, as if responding to and taking care of them. The rendering of the cranes' feathers is very realistic and true to life, not just in the details but also the glossy luster. This treatment of sheen further characterizes the plants shown here, too, with the rose and iris blossoms rendered with equal attention to detail. The theme of crane chicks was not previously common in Chinese painting, but the Ch'ien-lung Emperor once wrote a verse on the subject: "Not until crane chicks come out of their shells, can they thus reach to the skies. "Perhaps the upright position of the chicks in this painting was meant to echo the emperor's sentiments.


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