Birds and flowers of the four seasons (17th century)
pair of six panel folding screens: ink gold paint and pigments on gold leaf on paper, lacquer on wood, paper, silk, metallic thread, brass
(a-b) 164.5 x 364.6 cm (image and sheet) (each)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented by the Yulgilbar Foundation, 2008
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The National Gallery of Victoria, which was established in 1861, is the oldest public gallery in Australia, and it was the first to collect Asian art, beginning in 1862.
The NGV’s Asian collections include Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, Himalayan, South East Asian and Persian art dating for the 2nd millennium BC to the 21st century. The collections reflect not only the rich diversity of the artistic traditions of Asia but also the artistic, cultural and spiritual links that were brought about by cross-cultural contacts and interactions.
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