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Painting, hanging scroll. The Chinese beauty Yang Guifei seated on a verandah beneath plum blossom, playing the koto. Ink, colours and gold on silk. Signed and sealed.
- Made in: Japan
- Height: 115.4 centimetres
- Width: 45 centimetres
Inscription TransliterationKeizan __ Raiyo
The collection of over 2,000 Japanese and Chinese paintings assembled by Prof. William Anderson during his residency in Japan, 1873-1880, was acquired by the Museum in 1881. The items were not listed in the register, but rather were published separately as the 'Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of a Collection of Japanese and Chinese Paintings in the British Museum' (Longmans & Co, 1886).
- Jap.Ptg.2084 (Japanese Painting Number)
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Object reference number: JCF587
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