New Spring, Qing Dynasty (Chinese)
Medium:Reproduction of the original early 20th century woodblock print
Height: 20 in
Width: 16 in
A man in red robes sitting on the back of a giant rooster.
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.