Top: Peonies, Morning Glories, Cherries, and Chinese Cotton. Jiang Tingxi, 1669-1732. Ink and Color on Gold Paper Fan. Phoenix Art Museum.

Bottom: Summer Flowers. Unknown Artist. Qing Dynasty (1644–1911) 18th Century. Ink and Color on Gold Paper Fan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

I thought everyone would like to see the objects I’m writing on for my Chinese Painting class. I had the distinct pleasure of viewing the top fan at the Phoenix Art Museum up close and in person, and was lucky enough to find a stylistic twin to compare it to for my paper at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website. 

The top fan was intended for a member of the royal family and is inscribed with a seal gifting it to the Emperor of China. Completely gold painted fans like this in China are a little unusual, but very beautiful. 

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