Lang Shih-Ning: Pair of Cranes in the Shadow of Flowers
Ch'ing Dynasty / hanging scroll / ink and color on silk
The painting depicts a pair of Manchurian cranes and their chicks reposing in a corner of
the palace garden. The extent of how the emperor prized this work can be witnessed by the
fact that the Ch'ien-lung Emperor's poem associated with this painting is known.
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