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Green Bamboos and gay Birds, [[strikethrough]] painted [[/strikethrough]] ^[[Tapestry woven]] by Chu Keh Zheo of the Sung dynasty
1. 51.4" in w. 22.4"
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Chu Keh Zheo, a native of Sungkiang, was skilled in painting [[strikethrough]]s[[/strikethrough]] of brilliant and gorgeous colors. This depicts some bamboos and China Asters and wild chrysanthemums. On the bamboo branches there perched a Thrush drawn in such excellent fashion that it looks nothing but life like.

The ground is painted in light blue which added to the other colors, makes the picture[[strikethrough]]s[[/strikethrough]] a marvelous piece. This was among the collections of Suen Yu Wen, one of the prime minister^[[s]] of the Manchu dynasty.