Seated Lady Holding a Fan

Mang Huli, Chinese (Manchu), 1672 - 1736

Geography:
Made in China, Asia

Period:
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

Date:
18th century

Medium:
Ink and color on silk; originally mounted as a hanging scroll

Dimensions:
5 feet 6 1/2 inches x 43 3/4 inches (168.9 x 111.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

* Gallery 236, Asian Art, second floor

Accession Number:
1970-259-2

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. W. James Anderson, Mrs. Samuel Bell, Jr., Mrs. Richard Drayton, and Charles T. Ludington, Jr., in memory of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Townsend Ludington, 1970

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Label:
Depicted in the privacy of her boudoir, this elegant Manchu lady is surrounded by rich furnishings and accoutrements that suggest she is affluent and cultured. Flowers and incense perfume the air, as do the sweet-smelling Buddha-hand citrons (within the bowl on the cushion) that symbolize blessings, wealth, and longevity.


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