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Louis Prang: Innovator, Collaborator, Educator

Plate LXIX, Fish and dragon plate

Description

One of the one hundred and sixteen plates chromolithographed by Prang for the 1897 publication Oriental Ceramic Art. Prang's attention to detail and fine reproduction of William T. Walter's Asian ceramic collection won him praise from artists and critics all over the world.
     Likely of the K'ang-shi period (1662-1722), this plate in blue and white with a fish and dragon, one of the symbolic attributes of Wen Chang Ti Chun, the God of Literature in Chinese culture. The plate depicts "a four clawed dragon emerging from the waves with flames proceeding from its shoulders and flanks, while two fishes, one a carp, are swimming in the water which covers the ground with curling crest, dotted with foam."

Title

Plate LXIX, Fish and dragon plate

Creator

L. Prang & Co.

Date

1897

Identifier

519800

Provenance

The gift of Joanne S. Gill, 2014

Item Relations

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Citation

L. Prang & Co., “Plate LXIX, Fish and dragon plate,” Louis Prang: Innovator, Collaborator, Educator, accessed October 18, 2017, http://www.americanantiquarian.org/prang/items/show/83.