Description Yü Chi was a famous painter of beauties. According to one interpretation, this court lady is about to write a love poem on the leaf, which she will then throw into a brook. It will float into the hands of a man who earlier had casually written a similar poem on a leaf and tossed it into a stream near the palace, where it was picked up by the lady depicted here.
|8/10/1992||Treatment||examined for exhibition; repaired|
|12/09/1999||Examination||examined for exhibition|
|12/13/1999||Treatment||examined for condition; repaired|
|7/17/2002||Examination||examined for exhibition|
Provenance Panama-Pacific International Exposition, China Pavilion, San Francisco, 1915 [no. 151]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1915, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] 嘉慶癸酉春分前二日偶拾元人筆秋寶居士余集寫於余邸客次; [Seal] 秋寶居士 余集
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1915
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