- Artist: Wang Chi-yuan
- Medium: Ink on paper
- Dates: 1960
- Period: Contemporary
- Dimensions: 47 x 22in. (119.4 x 55.9cm)
Other (mount): 73 x 47 in. (185.4 x 119.4 cm)
- Markings: five seals of the artist
- Signature: Signed and dated: "Chi-yuan" "March, 1960"
- Inscriptions: " On March 7th, 1960 an international competition of flowers was held in New York, which was magificant. I love the quietness and elegance of the orchid in its own manner. Although it is present in a dusty worldm it remains untouched owing to its beautiful and delicate character among all kinds of flowers. Therefore I paint it to extol its noble spirit. It cannot be easy for an ordinary person to understand this."
" People praise the event of flowers, but I would say that human affairs are still a mess; whenever I am free, I paint orchids with my door closed."
- Collection: Asian Art
- Museum Location: Brooklyn Museum, BMA, 6H4, 37
- Accession Number: 1990.20.4
- Image: 1990.20.4_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 0,