Peonies and Butterflies

Ito Jakuchu, Peonies and Butterflies (c. 1757), from the series Colorful Realm of Living Beings. All thirty of the hanging scrolls in this series can be seen in Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings by Ito Jakuchu (1716–1800), on display from March 30, 2012 to April 29, 2012 at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

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