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color woodblock print on paper
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
image: 9 1/16 in x 12 in; sheet: 12 9/16 in x 17 in
- Inscriptions & Markings
seal: Qida 齊大, printed, right margin, center Language: Chinese
signature: Mujushi 木居士 (Wood hermit), printed, right margin, center Language: Chinese
- Collection Area
Asian Art; Graphic Arts
- Object Type
- Credit Line
Gift of Dr. Francis J. Newton
- Accession Number
© unknown, research required
Joseph's Coat, or Alternanthera, blooms in tropical regions in autumn. Because Baishi liked to paint red-colored flowers, Joseph's Coat appears often in his paintings and prints. In Chinese, the plant is known as yanlaihong, which means "red until the wild geese fly" in late autumn. The deep red color also symbolizes agelessness.