Birds and Flowers Small Boxed Cards
10 blank notecards with envelopes in an acetate-topped box
Printed on recycled paper
Published with the Chester Beatty Library
Box size: 4 x 5.625 x .875 in.
Card size: 3.5 x 5 in.
Unknown artist (Chinese)
Birds and Flowers, 19th century
Bird-and-flower painting emerged as an independent genre during the Tang dynasty (618–907) and has been popular in every dynasty since then. The delicacy of the brushwork against the monochrome background of this painting invites calm reflection.