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A painted image of large, pink blossoms on a small branch with Chinese writing to the right.

The painted ink image is of a small brown branch that extends from the bottom-left side of the image and bends towards the top-right. The branch has large, pink blossoms and buds on it and small green leaves around the flowers. The flowers have small, red lines and dots at their centers. To the right side of the image are two long vertical rows of Chinese writing ink black ink that are nearly as long as the whole side of the image. To the bottom-left of the writing is a small red symbol that is square in shape. The background of the image is off-white.

Identification and Creation

Object Number
Zhang Xiong 張熊, Chinese (1803 - 1886)
Peach Blossoms (One of Twelve Album Leaves)
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Flowers of the Twelve Months
Work Type
album leaf, painting
Creation Place: East Asia, China
Qing dynasty, 1644-1911
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Physical Descriptions

One leaf from an album of eleven (originally twelve) leaves; ink and color on paper; with signature of the artist reading 'Zixiang Zhang Xiong'
16.6 x 22.1 cm (6 9/16 x 8 11/16 in.)
Inscriptions and Marks
  • inscription: right side, ink on paper, calligraphy, Chinese, signed, in artist's hand: Tzu-hsiang Chang Hsiung

Acquisition and Rights

Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Philip Hofer
Accession Year
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art

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Exhibition History

  • Chinese and Japanese Painting of the Early Modern Era, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 02/27/1993 - 07/04/1993
  • East Asia in the Nineteenth Century, Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 03/05/1994 - 08/21/1994
  • Forging the New: East Asian Painting in the Twentieth Century, Harvard University Art Museums, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Cambridge, 05/03/2005 - 10/16/2005

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