One Hundred Children
Medium:Painting on Silk
Height: 66 in
Width: 26 in
Many children outside playing around a pond.
This painting on silk represents the popular Chinese story of 100 children. The legend is based on the story of King Wen of Zhou (1152 – 1056 BC), who, according to the legend, had 99 sons and adopted one additional son to have a total of 100. The legend of 100 children represents good luck as the number 100 is considered a lucky number in China and represents bounty and abundance.