Album. Lady plus inscription. Painted in ink and colours on silk. Pictures of four beauties.
- 1813 (?)
- 1873 (?)
- Found/Acquired: China
- Height: 19 centimetres
- Width: 27.2 centimetres
Inscription TranslationWith the coming of Autumn the scenery is most rare, outside the window the leaves of the Wutong tree fly to-and-fro, I break off a branch of osmanthus but to whom shall I present it? When will the traveller return from the remotest parts? Everyday when I make copies the ink in my inkstone does not dry. To cherish a flower is easy, to protect it is hard. When opening the album I bid you treat it as a valuable object, if you are not an upright person you may not look. By the old man addicted to flowers.
Inscription Content鈐印：琴, 書
Inscription Transliterationqin, shu.
Inscription TranslationThe guqin [the Chinese zither], calligraphy.
Inscription Comment2 seals 1: intaglio (白文). 2: relief (朱文).
- Ch.Ptg.Add.74 (Chinese Painting Additional Number)
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