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Lady on a Bench

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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.
Date Description Narrative
8/10/1992Treatmentexamined for exhibition; repaired
12/09/1999Examinationexamined for exhibition
12/13/1999Treatmentexamined for condition; repaired
7/17/2002Examinationexamined 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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1813 (Qing)
ink and color on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 39 1/2 x W: 18 in. (100.3 x 45.7 cm)
  • China (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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