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^[[S.I. without fail -]]
No. 33.
Maple Tree and Magpies, painted by Tsuei Peh
of the Sung dynasty.
1.32.6" in. w. 19.4" in.


Tsuei Peh also named Tsuei Tze Si, an expert of the Imperial Art Academy of the north Sung dynasty, was skilled in painting flowers and birds all in a detailed pen. Since the time of Hwang Chuan and his son, the two foremost Chinese painters, Tsuei Peh ranks the highest.

This depicts a maple tree with leaves all turned to red; on the  branches magpies hopping and singing. This is considered one of the best old paintings