A few weeks ago, I wrote about Bird Paintings of the Ch'ien Lung Period, a 1967 book of color plates of Chinese bird paintings. Copies of the book are really difficult to find, although I did manage to track down a copy in the UK. Because so many readers asked that I show photos of the book, I'm doing just that. The book is comprised of only eight color plates, but how colorful they are. If you do manage to locate a copy, I encourage you to buy it. But in the meantime, here's a look at the bird paintings.