Image: 37.5 x 16.8 cm (14 3/4 x 6 5/8 inches)
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Inscription verso, bottom left: 469
[text and poem]
Chinese poem which can be translated:
Under the gorgeous flowers I forget to return home;
the spring wind encourages me to drink from the wine casks in front of me
The poet has used a rhetorical device in which some of the characters of the two lines have opposite meanings to the character placed opposite them.
Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.