|Stamp Name||Special 298 Ancient Chinese Painting|
|Stamp Cat Standard||Special Stamps|
|Stamp Cat||Birds, Calligraphy & Paintings|
|Dimension of stamps(mm.)||36x51.5|
|Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)|
|Printer||Courvoiser S.A., Switzerland|
|Paper||Photogravure stamp paper
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.
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.