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Lucky Clementines

Happy Lunar New Year! Prosperity, happiness, and good health to you as we usher in the Year of the Tiger. One of the most commonly offered symbols of good fortune and abundance is the orange, particularly of the clementine variety.

Our lucky oranges come in the form of beautiful paintings.

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Ryūryūkyo Shinsai. Orange, Dried Persimmons, Herring-Roe and Different Nuts; Food Used for the Celebration of the New Year. Met Museum. 19th Century

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Rafael Romero Barros. Still life with oranges. 1863


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Francisco de Zurbarán. Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and Rose. 1632


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Henri Matisse. The Peppermint Bottle. 1893-95


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Paul Gauguin. Still Life with Tahitian Oranges. 1892.

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Bartolomeo Bimbi. Oranges, Limes, Lemons and Citrus Lumia. 1715

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Jacob van Hulsdonck. Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and a Pomegranate. ~1620-40

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Fernando Botero. Oranges. 1973

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And, to further celebrate The Year Of The Tiger through art, here is Jason Sun – Brooke Russell Astor Curator of Chinese Art at The Met Museum –  introducing us to depictions of tigers in The Met’s collection.

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Header: William McCloskey. Wrapped Oranges. 1897

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