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Special 298 Ancient Chinese Painting

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Stamp SN D298
Stamp Name Special 298 Ancient Chinese Painting
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Birds, Calligraphy & Paintings
Issue date 1991-10-30
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 36x51.5
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer Courvoiser S.A., Switzerland
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Sheet composition 5×5
Print color
Process Photogravure
Paper Photogravure stamp paper
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Perforation 12



  To introduce the exquisite classical art of our country, this Directorate released a set of Ancient Chinese Painting 〝Peacocks〞Postage Stamps and a souvenir sheet (138×102 mm.). The painting done by Lang Shin-ning (Giuseppe Castiglione 1688-1766) is in the National Palace Museum collection.

   The painting is in ink and color on silk hanging scroll, 282 cm. wide and 328 cm. long. This painting depicts two peacocks in a garden. One is standing under a flower and spreading its tail feathers while the other is walking and looking back. The rocks in the garden are pretty and magnolia, peony, rose and cherry-apple are all in bloom.