Elephant No. 13: Nanjing 

As well as trying to find elephants from different places around the world, I have also been on the look out for elephants of different media. Obviously a real, live elephant hits the bulls-eye, but they aren’t always a readily available elephant viewing option, while the most common denominator is definitely the elephant statue – there’s no shortage of them in China. But I rather liked this oil painting of an elephant in the Nanjing Museum, the work of Chinese artist Su Tianci (1922-1906), with its thoughtful expression among the pink blossoms.  (more…)