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Qiu xiang (Autumn Fragrance)

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Qi Baishi, Qiu xiang (Autumn Fragrance), 1945/1955, color woodblock print on paper, Gift of Donald and Mel Jenkins, © unknown, research required, 67.15.5

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Title

Qiu xiang (Autumn Fragrance)

Artist

Qi Baishi (Chinese, 1864-1957)

Date

1945/1955

Medium

color woodblock print on paper

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 8 7/8 in x 12 1/4 in; sheet: 12 9/16 in x 12 1/4 in

Inscriptions & Markings

seal: 齊大, printed, lower right

signature: 白石老人, printed, lower right

inscription: 秋香, printed, lower right

Collection Area

Asian Art; Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

relief print

Culture

Chinese

Credit Line

Gift of Donald and Mel Jenkins

Accession Number

67.15.5

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

flowers

paper

relief printing

relief prints

woodcut

Description

Baishi often chose vegetables, fruits, or flowers that are abundant in autumn as subjects for his paintings. Here, the flower is golden osmanthus fragrans, (金桂花 jinguihua). An evergreen shrub native to southwestern China, golden osmanthus fragrans is also found in Hunan Province, where the artist spent his childhood. The rich fragrance of this flower wafting on the air is a sign of the onset of autumn. The flower is also known as the Nine League Blossom (九里花 jiulihua), because the scent can be detected two miles away.

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