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Music-Making in a Pavilion
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Music-Making in a Pavilion

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Description This painting is intended to suggest an earlier ideal time: the landscape is painted in the "blue-and-green" style that dates back to the Tang [T'ang] Dynasty (7th-10th centuries), and the harp the lady plays is an ancient instrument. Beside the man lies a zither, the noble instrument of the leisured scholar. Qiu Ying's [Ch'iu Ying] original painting is in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Date Description Narrative
12/31/1969Loan Considerationexamined for loan
6/07/1994Examinationexamined for condition
6/16/1999Examinationexamined for condition
4/28/2016Treatmentexamined for loan; stabilized
  • Where the Truth Lies: The Art of Qiu Ying. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles. 2020.
Provenance Panama-Pacific International Exposition, China Pavilion, San Francisco, 1915; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1915; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Inscriptions [Signature] Qiu shi zhi; [Translation] Made by the Qiu family; [Seal] Duling neishi
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1915

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16th century (Ming)
ink and color on silk
(Painting & Drawing)
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Overall L: 91 1/2 × W: 19 3/4 in. (232.41 × 50.17 cm); Painting L: 31 5/8 x W: 11 1/4 in. (80.3 x 28.6 cm)
  • China (Place of Origin)
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Not On View


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