The lovely Chrysanthemum and Rock painting is by Su-sing Chow featured in his book Fundamentals of Chinese Floral Painting: Book of the Chrysanthemum (Volume 4). An accessibly succinct book with ample instruction and inspiration on this iconic "Four Gentlemen" subject.
The "Four Gentlemen" are the fundamental subjects of Chinese Brush Painting. It is believed that through the practice of these four subjects techniques and skills can be developed that apply to all the rest of the subjects. The "Four Gentlemen" are Orchid, Bamboo, Chrysanthemum, and Plum.
Chrysanthemum is the gentleman of autumn.
Please find a video book review of the book below: