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Magnolia and Sparrow

Magnolia and Sparrow, 1971

Magnolia and Sparrow, 1971, by Wong Luisang (born 1928). China. Lingnan Style; ink and colors on paper. Gift of Shirley E. Lovely, 2010.38.

Scenes of birds in magnolia trees have long been a favorite subject for Chinese painters. Wong Luisang acquired his skills in rendering this subject from his teacher Chao Shao-an, a master painter of the Lingnan tradition. The inscription by the artist reads: Spring of xinghai year (1971).

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