Unidentified Artist Chinese, active late 13th–15th century. Children Playing in the Palace Garden, late 13th–15th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, The Dillon Fund Gift, 1987 (1987.150) #spring
Wu Changshuo, (Chinese, 1844–1927). Spring Offerings, 1919. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, in memory of La Ferne Hatfield Ellsworth, 1988 (1988.324.2) #spring
Qian Feng (Chinese, 1740–1795). Two Horses, dated 1793. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.The C. C. Wang Family Collection, Gift of C. C. Wang, 1997 (1997.438.3) | Executed at the height of the artist's career, Two Horses is a study in complements: dark and light horses; earthen shoreline and rocky outcrop; and contrasting species of trees. #horses
关帝 by China Postcard, via Flickr. Collectors in the early 1900s liked to exchange postcards through the mail, affixing the stamp on the picture side. The huge demand for early Chinese cards gives the “Chinese Monkey Player” a value early collectors couldn’t have imagined.
Elephant and Two Boys, 19th century. China. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Edmund C. Converse, 1921 (21.175.113) | This artwork is part of Colors of the Universe: Chinese Hardstone Carvings on view now through March 8, 2015. #AsianArt100