X
MOV File
Online Collections

Joseph's Coat

Qi%20Baishi%2C%20%3Cb%3E%3Ci%3E%20Joseph%27s%20Coat%3C%2Fi%3E%3C%2Fb%3E%2C%201945%2F1955%2C%20color%20woodblock%20print%20on%20paper%2C%20Gift%20of%20Dr.%20Francis%20J.%20Newton%2C%20%26%23169%3B%20unknown%2C%20research%20required%2C%2067.16.2
Qi Baishi, Joseph's Coat, 1945/1955, color woodblock print on paper, Gift of Dr. Francis J. Newton, © unknown, research required, 67.16.2

This work is not currently on view.

Save to My Collection
Facebook Twitter
Details
Title

Joseph's Coat

Related Titles

original language: 雁來紅

Artist

Qi Baishi (Chinese, 1864-1957)

Date

1945/1955

Medium

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

Category

Prints

Object Type

relief print

Culture

Chinese

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Francis J. Newton

Accession Number

67.16.2

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

flowers

relief printing

relief prints

woodcuts

woodcut

Description

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.

History
Related Artworks
Media
IMLS logoNEA logoNEH logo

The Portland Art Museum’s Online Collections site is brought to you thanks to support provided by the State of Oregon through its second Culture, History, Arts, Movies, and Preservation funding program and generous awards from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts.