This pair of 19th century paintings with ducks landing among the branches of bamboo is a classic style painting. The ducks in China, just as in the midwest and northeast part of America, are emblems of the change of season. The ducks here are synonymous with the natural harmony of nature and the rythms and cycles of the seasons. The painting was painted and signed by Chinese artist, Lu Tao.
Age: Late Qing 19th Century
Size: each: image 58.25" x 15.5" (148 x 39 cm); overall 96" x 28" (244 x 71 cm)
Media: Ink and pigment on paper