This piece created by Chen Hongshou, a Chinese artist of the 16th century.
Initial reactions: Known as Magnolia and Erect Rock, created in the Ming Dynasty. This piece is lightly colored, subtle. The lines are faint around the actual main flower and leaf, while the stem is a bit more defined. It is a lovely piece of artwork, with a type of watercolor tone and the way the flower stems from nowhere (from the corner rather than from the direct bottom) is similar to many other pieces we have seen, including the bamboo.
Research: This piece is kept in the Palace Museum in Beijing, and was created in his life time between the years of 1598-1652 AD. I could find almost no backstory to the lovely painting other than the artist's background. The piece is described thought o be washed painting.
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