Current Location:
Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences -> 1st Floor (CHS)
Location Notes:
CHS; 1st Floor; Suite 110, West Wall

New Spring, Qing Dynasty (Chinese)

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.79.36
Artist:
Artist Unknown
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Reproduction of the original early 20th century woodblock print
Date:
2014
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 20 in Width: 16 in
Description:
A man in red robes sitting on the back of a giant rooster.
Historical Context:
In this Chinese Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) print, the two Chinese characters at the top of the image mean “new spring.” This phrase combined with the image of a rooster, a Chinese symbol for “good luck,” completes a congratulatory phrase “great luck for the New Year.” In the foreground the three orange fruits, or citrons, symbolize success.