Peonies and Silver Pheasants
Peonies and Silver Pheasants
Peonies and Silver Pheasants
Peonies and Silver Pheasants
Peonies and Silver Pheasants
Peonies and Silver Pheasants
Peonies and Silver Pheasants

Peonies and Silver Pheasants

Nakabayashi Chikkei (Japanese, 1816-1867)

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This painting may represent a rebus, or word puzzle, for the Chinese gongming fugui (????; meritorious honor and wealth), referring to a successful scholar who has attained official rank. Gongming can mean the cry of a male bird (gongji = rooster; ming = cry) and fugui is a peony. Chikkei studied under Yamamoto Baiitsu, who is also represented in this gallery.

Purchased, with funds donated by the Asian Art Society, by the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2000

Object Information

artist
Nakabayashi Chikkei (Japanese, 1816-1867)
period
Edo
creation date
1816-1867
materials
ink and color on silk
dimensions
55-3/4 x 28-3/8 in. (image)
89-3/4 x 38-1/2 in. (overall)
mark descriptions
Signed: Chikkei
Square intaglio seal: [Seigyo no in)
Seal: azana Shofu
accession number
2000.20
credit line
Gift of the Asian Art Society of the Indianapolis Museum of Art
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Asian Art
colors

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