Portrait of Friederike Dorothea Elise, Baroness of Schaezler, born Baroness Süsskind, Detail.
by Ernst Thelott
惜牡丹花 (Regret for Peony Flowers)
I’m saddened by the peonies before the steps, so red,
As evening came I found that only two wilted blossoms remain.
Once morning’s winds have blown, they surely won’t survive,
At night I gaze by lamplight, to cherish the fading red
Bai Juyi (772-846)
Louis-Joseph-Raphaël Collin - Morning  on Flickr.
Louis-Joseph-Raphaël Collin (Paris, June 17, 1850 - Brionne, 1916) was a French painter and illustrator.
[Philadelphia Museum of Art - Oil on canvas, 150.5 x 114 cm]