The Chinese painting has long won world-wide admiration· Famous paintings from various periods kept in the National Palace Museum are considered as one of our national treasures· In order to acquaint the public with early Chinese culture through our ancient painting, a set of postage stamps was issued, with four ancient Chinese painting masterpieces selected from among the Palace Museum collection as the central subjects· Brief descriptions are as follows:1.00 〝Two Riders〞 by Wei Yen (A.D. 7th to 8th century, during the Tang Dynasty). The original painting is on silk and measures 44.5 × 31 mm..1.40 〝Two Horses and a Groom〞 by Han Kan (A.D. 8th century , during Tang Dynasty). The original painting is on silk and measures34.1 × 27.5 mm..1.60 〝Flowers and Birds〞 by Hsiao Yung (A.D.10th to 11th century). The original painting is a hanging silk scroll and measures 83 × 145 mm..2.00 〝A Pair of Mandarin Ducks in an Autumn Rivulet〞 by Monk Hui Chung of Northern Sung Dynasty (960-1126). The original painting is on paper and measures 26.4 ×27.4 mm..