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Scene from the Novel "The Red Chamber Dream"


Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description The artist writes at upper right: Seeking good omens, four beauties go fishing. Fish are ready for delicious bait, As willow branches swing in spring breezes. The four beauties are joined by a man (standing beside the post, with a blue cap), who suggested that catching fish would be an opportunity to tell fortunes.
Provenance Xu Hongting [Hsü Hung-t'ing] [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Liu Song-bu [Liu Sung-pu], Shanghai [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Panama Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, China Pavilion, 1915 [no. 285]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1915, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Translation] At upper right: Seeking good omens, four beauties go fishing. / Fish are ready for delicious bait, / As willow branches swing in spring breezes.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1915

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Period
1860-1880
Medium
ink and color on paper mounted on cloth
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
35.101L
Measurements
H: 15 5/16 x W: 15 1/8 in. (38.9 x 38.4 cm)
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