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WCP Album 4


1: 2006.beijing.hannai.autumn.dec.16.914
(Mistake: detail of Li Shida New Year’s ptg.)

2: 2006.beijing.hannai.autumn.dec.16.914
(Mistake: detail of long handscroll, “Visiting Immortal at Weishui”)

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Chen Shi (Qing), Lady w. Flowers, 1748. (Haven’t looked up artist; insc. in upper right legible. Seems to be Magu picture, hung on woman’s birthday?

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Detail from: Lû Huancheng, Ladies in Garden (signed, 2 seals) Interesting—he is usually a landscapist, academic. Seems OK.

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“Qiu Ying” (sig.) Lady in Garden. Good work of this kind, usually attrib. to him or daughter Qiu Shi, carried on by their Suzhou followers. Late Ming or so? Is she painting her self-portrait? Looks like it—mirror?

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Shangguan Zhou, “Two Ladies w. Lingzhi and Wine,” 1745. Also in another file. Seems OK.

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Detail of CT6.

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Anon, Lady Writing on Banana-palm Leaf (cf. Huai-su), seals of Xie something, unrecorded?

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Same album? as CT8. Two ladies at window, inside/outside. (Another leaf, not photographed?)

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Detail of CT11.

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Qiu Ying (sig., “for Molin”= Xiang Yuanbian). Ladies in Garden. (Also in another file)

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Yu Qiu (Ming), Ladies Playing Weiqi Outdoors. Signed, seal.

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Anon. (fake Qiu Ying sig & seal) Lady Teaching Child (about sounding-stone, two other children below. All boys. Looks old & good.)

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Zhu Zhao (recorded Shandong artist, Qing) Teaching Child. Insc in upper left, w. date etc., readable. Needs study.

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Anon., Pleasures of Women: Women in house and in garden, various occupations. Looks old, 17th cent.? Pretty good.

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Anon.(“Chen Juzhong”), Ten Beauties: concubines in rich household? Palace scene? Pretty old, quite fine.

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Detail of CT18.

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Leng Mei (seal), “Catching a Fish.” Pretty good ptg, although woman doesn’t look like one of his. His seal was put on ptgs by others—prob. so in this case.

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Chen  Hongshou (dtd. 1623), Lady with Lotus. Maybe, pretty good ptg, although doesn’t look like his style; follower? Imitator?

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Pan Gongshou, “Teaching the Chlld,” 1763. Two women, not lady & servant, with child—how one would like to see this in modern terms as same-sex couple w adopted child1 Not likely.

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Jiao Bingzhen, “Ladies, in Manner of Tang Yin,” dtd 1692. Looks fine.

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Detail of Jiao Bingzhen, “Bird Watching from Autumn Hall,” 1673. )Already in another file, w image of whole—here CT27.)

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(Can’t locate: has imperial seals, “Qiu Ying”? sig., lower left. Ladies playing game of matching grasses, another one behind them picking flower? From tree, servant watching—early Spring? Interesting ptg.)

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Chen Hongshou, Lady with Sword. Looks pretty good—possible as earl work?

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Detail of CT25.

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Ch.Guardian Spr/08 1280. Leng Mei, Wang Zhaojun. Can’t see any writing on it; seals only? Looks pretty good.

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Ch.Guardian Spr/08 1299. Anon.Ming, Mixing Liquor/ Already in another file. Close to, but not by, Zhang Lu?

30: Classical_Chinese_Painting_Calligraphy_2008.1319
Mistake: Wang Hui handscroll.

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Ch.Guardian Spr/08 1369. Ma Hongkan (Qing), Mending the Coat. Woman and maid in garden, two children. Looks fine; don’t know artist. Good wife mends husband’s coat, while tending two boys?

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Fine ptg; no sig. or seal? Anon? Two women, not lady and maid; amorous pair?

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“Qian Xuan” (sig.) Minghuang Teaching Yang Guifei to Play Flute. Nothing to do with him; later, dif. style. For one closer to Qian Xuan, see my old article in Archives of Ch Art Soc for 1958.

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Anon., Lady in Bed, Two Maids. Anon.? Not bad.

36: Classical_Chinese_Painting_Calligraphy_May2009.567
(Mistake: Chen Yû LS, dtd. 1383.)

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Detail from Anon. Song (“Xiao Zhao”) Auspicious Omens scroll.

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Jin Tingbiao (dtd. 1762), Composing Poems in Garden in Spring.

39: Classical_Chinese_painting_Calligraphy_Spring_2009.1314
Mistake (Shitao ptg, 1684)

40: Classical_Chinese_painting_Callig_Spring_2009.1315
Mistake (early Gong Xian album, pub by me in early article,Oriental Art, Vol. XVI, no. l (Spring 1970), pp. 51-71.)

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Sec’n of “Qiu Ying” scroll, Ladies Producing Silk.

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Another sec’n, same scroll as CT41.

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CT41 & 42 together.

44: poly.2006.autumn.auctions.1759
Mistake (Wu Bin, “Brilliance of Rising Sun,” 1604.)

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Anon., Figures in Palace. No writing or seals?

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“Lang Shining” sig. (Western-style, 19c.?) Lady w Flowers.

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Anon. (19th cent.?) Women Enjoying Paintings. What is this? Why don’t we have more of them? (Answer: we do, but they aren’t published or shown.)

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Anon. (19th cent?) Lady in Doorway w. Dog. Cf. ptg reproduced in PUP illus.  3:23.  Later version, w. addition of dog, callig scroll i/o landscape.

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