painting, album, fan-painting
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The seven landscapes and five bird-and-flower paintings are mostly typical of conservative, amateur painting from the mid-19th to early 20th century. The painting illustrated here is signed Old man shihu and dedicated to a Mr. Chun. The recipient may have been known to the artist personally, or may simply have commissioned a painting; fan paintings were often quickly painted to order, and as such seldom represent the artist's most serious work.