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Playing the Flute
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Playing the Flute

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Description A solitary man sits on gnarled roots and plays the flute. Contrary to first impressions, this is not an uninhabitable place but a retreat of some sort; at the upper right there is a wall and a tall fence. Beyond the man, a cliff-face is rendered primarily by the white of the paper.
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.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1915

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ink and color on paper mounted on cloth
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Image: H: 13 3/16 x W: 13 3/8 in. (33.5 x 34 cm) Mount: H: 15 5/8 x W: 14 15/16 in. (39.7 x 38 cm) Album: H: 15 11/16 x W: 15 in. (39.9 x 38.1 cm)
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