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Garden with Pavilion
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Garden with Pavilion

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Description This exquisite fan painting, presented to the Qianlong [Ch'ien-lung] emperor, probably depicts a real spot in the environs of Beijing, the capital. Li Shejo [Li Shih-cho], a member of a Chinese family that had served under the non-Chinese Manchus prior to the establishment of the Manchu Qing dynasty in 1644, mastered the "orthodox" painting tradition favored at court. He used it to create a realistic depiction of an actual place.
Provenance Sale, Christie's, New York, December 1, 1986, no. 104; Walters Art Museum, 1986, by purchase.
Inscriptions [Signature]; [Seal]
Credit Museum purchase with funds provided by the Ambassador and Mrs. William J. Sebald Fund, 1986

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ca. 1745-1749
mounted fan, ink and color on paper
(Painting & Drawing)
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H: 6 1/2 x W: 19 1/2 in. (16.51 x 49.53 cm)
  • China (Place of Origin)
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