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The Nymph of the Lo River
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The Nymph of the Lo River

Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description A famous 4th-century poem describing the poet's vision of a river goddess has been written out in its entirety. "I was enamored of her beauty; my heart was shaking and would not rest....The Lady of the River raised the silken flutterings of her light mantle, covered her long sleeves, and for a moment pused. Then, swift as a hawk in flight, again a Goddess, she sped upon her way...."
Date Description Narrative
6/07/1994Examinationexamined for condition
1/08/2002Examinationexamined for exhibition
Provenance Panama-Pacific International Exposition, China Pavilion, San Francisco, 1915 [no. 328]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1915, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Inscription] At top; [Seal] At top
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1915

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1696, 1756, or 1816 (Qing)
ink and color on silk
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
H: 49 3/4 x W: 18 15/16 in. (126.3 x 48.1 cm)
  • China (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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