Three Trees

Media: Chinese ink and color on paper with traditional paper backing

Size: 8.75 x 6.5 in.

Date: 2017

Signed: Lu Kesi pinxit 2017 in memoriam Yao Tingmei

Seals: Lu (upper right below inscription); de yi (lower right)

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A small color painting based on a black and white original by the Yuan dynasty Chinese painter Yao Tingmei (姚廷美 dates unknown) as a way of learning from his style.

“Pinxit” in the signature is Latin for “painted by” and is often found on early American and European paintings.