The Peony


This tree peony is large and dramatic. --1.5 metres across and 1.2metres high. The colours are strong and jewel like, criss crossed by gold Moorish trellis.

The peony features often in both Japanese and Chinese design. In this picture Ive included a kimono and parasol with peony motifs, stylized peony discs and a Persian minature. I couldnt resist including a fragment of John Russell's Peonies which featured in the NGV exhibition of Australian Impressionists. 


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