Painted Wallpaper Panels

Late 18th Century
Reference #: T1424

Gouache on paper

Width: 107 inches (271.8 cm)
Height: 72 inches ( 182.9 cm)

The group of six paper panels mounted on canvas in a continuous scene depiction various colorful birds perched on rockwork or fluttering about the flowering branches of magnolia trees and peony plants. A central phoenix dominates the scene, watching the other breeds including cranes, pheasant, doves, magpies, a woodpecker, a kingfisher and a hawk amongst others. All set against a brilliant blue ground.

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